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Dinner Lecture with Stephen Jennings
Founder and CEO of Rendeavour
14 July 2016


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Urban Development Authorities and Public Takings for Private Use with Professor
Ilya Somin, George Mason University, US
11 May 2016

 

LATEST VIDEO


Dr Oliver Hartwich discusses The Health of the State, The New Zealand Initiative's latest report on lifestyle taxes and regulations, such as sugar taxes, e-cigarettes and alcohol marketing on TVNZ Breakfast.

Dr Oliver Hartwich discusses the pre-Budget tax announcements on The Paul Henry Show on 14 April.
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OPINION AND COMMENTARY

Nothing is worse than politicians running out of ideas. Or to say it in the famous words of Abraham Maslow, “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you...
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Schools are labs and students are the subjects. Though this may sound controversial, behind closed doors teachers experiment on their students. They certainly hope their chosen strategies will work on...
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Chances are if you have had any discussions about migration in the past 12 months they have been about foreigners or Kiwis returning from Australia. But foreign migration is not...
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INSIGHTS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

In his book The Ascent of Money, Harvard economic historian Niall Ferguson introduced us to what he called “the perennial truths of financial history”. They were: “Sooner or later every...
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As German-American journalist and satirist H.L. Mencken once explained, “Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods”.   To prove him right, White House-hopefuls, blazing their...
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Can you remember back to a time when fizzy drinks weren’t maligned, but instead a rare treat? When you and your eagle-eyed siblings watched over the soda pouring ritual with...
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LATEST PUBLICATIONS

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The Health of the State looks at lifestyle regulations, and finds that these regulations can challenge the nature of a free society, and that some of the regulations that exist, or are advocated for, are not based on sound science and are unlikely to achieve the outcomes intended.

This report looks at food taxes, e-cigarettes and alcohol advertising as case studies.


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2015 was a very successful year for the Initiative. Our new annual report showcases last year's research and achievements.


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This report highlights the complex, often oversimplified nature of poverty in New Zealand, and asserts that there needs to be a proper understanding of the issue in order to make real change. It also looks at causes, measures and the history of poverty.

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