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Danish lessons

Whatever Denmark does, it can only do so because it is backed by impressive productivity. If New Zealand wants to improve its wellbeing, it needs to lift its abysmally low productivity first. [...]

Learning by comparison

Next week, The New Zealand Initiative will be taking a delegation of more than three dozen senior business leaders to Copenhagen. Our members want to study and experience first-hand what makes Denmark one of the world’s most successful small countries. [...]

Something rotten in the state of Denmark

Countries such as New Zealand should study the European experience closely. You cannot become prosperous by redistributing wealth. Any successful society needs a strong private sector. And you also need it to pay for the services delivered by the state. [...]