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In the media

Last week I wrote that the euro crisis was not over -- far from it (The calm before the eurozone storm, 14 August 2014). However, having just read the latest...
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Democracy is a very fine thing, yet is worth dying for, and it is humbling to think of all those who have.   Yet general election campaigns do not bring the...
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A two-page feature in the Sunday Star-Times (Aug 3) says Labour’s promise to introduce a capital gains tax and raise the top rate of income tax has put “equality” back...
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Our latest insights

We live in a time of immediate gratification, and at election time, political parties love to pander to what we want, right now. A recent 3 News Reid Research poll...
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Adam Smith explained how the division of labour is limited by the extent of the market. When we have more people with whom to trade, we can all better specialise...
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Once upon a time, when we were hunter-gatherers, life was poor, nasty, brutish and short (to quote Thomas Hobbes). But life was also very simple: Whatever had been hunted or...
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Latest publication

New Zealand by Numbers

On 24 July, 2014, The New Zealand Initiative launches its new publication. New Zealand by Numbers, which tracks our country's progress, gives us an insight on New Zealand's achievements, areas for improvement, and an inspiration to make this an even better place for the future.  


Please click here if you would like to download our latest publication.  Alternatively, a printed copy of New Zealand by Numbers may be purchased from the New Zealand Initiative for $30.00 by emailing info@nzinitiative.org.nz.









  The new merged organisation is the New Zealand Initiative, an independent public policy think tank supported by chief executives of major New Zealand businesses.  Our mission is to help build a better, stronger New Zealand. We are taking the initiative to promote a prosperous, free and fair society with a competitive, open and dynamic economy.     Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, cons ectetuer adipiscing elit, diam nonummy nibh lorem dolor magna amet.