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Auckland and Canterbury university teams debate in The New Zealand Initiative's Next Generation Debates semi-final on 12 August 2015, with guest panellists Sir Roger Douglas and Dr Sue Bradford.

The New Zealand Initiative's 2015-2017 research programme will have a key focus on social policy, local government funding and housing affordability, and education.

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OPINION AND COMMENTARY

The most important norm in economics was set by economist Vilfredo Pareto about a century ago. Put simply, the Pareto Criterion says that anything making at least one person better...
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Just when the Europeans thought they had calmed down the euro crisis with their third bailout package for Greece, they are reminded of how fragile their economy still is. For...
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Earlier this month Genesis Energy announced it was mothballing New Zealand’s only large scale coal fired electricity plant. The move, effective as of late 2018, will reduce the country’s total...
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There are not too many policies that can save and improve lives while saving the government money, but Chris Bishop’s member’s bill providing greater compensation to live organ donors may...
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It seems every Tom, Dick and Sally has something to say about education, and very seldom do they agree on anything. Even where the various parties do agree at a...
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If you have a nemesis and want to inflict on them a brutal punishment, put away the thumb screws. Wish instead for them to be reincarnated as a transport planner....
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Improving compensation for live organ donors is a rare opportunity to save and improve lives, whilst also saving the government money over the longer term.

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WorkSafe regulations are increasing costs to homeowners and adding to the housing burden, as a balance between improving safety and additional costs has not been achieved
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Un(ac)countable: Why millions on maths returned little finds that the $70 million Numeracy Project rolled out to most schools 15 years ago to teach multiple methods of solving maths problems hasn't delivered results.

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