Jason Krupp on The Paul Henry Show discussing The Local Benchmark: When smaller is better
That is the question that policymakers in New Zealand have been pondering for over 170 years. It is not a simple question to answer.
On one hand, local services like water provision and flood control benefit from economies of scale, but make councils too big and you lose the democratic accountability that make communities vibrant. The Local Benchmark: When Smaller is Better has sought to answer this question by examining jurisdictions that have embraced the diaspora of local government.