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Auckland highway

Auckland fuel tax: what will improve?

Auckland's regional fuel tax has been in place since the beginning of the month. The extra funds raised are intended to help fund transport projects around the region over the coming decade. But what about the citywide discrepancies in who gets what? Bike Auckland's Barbara Cuthbert, Auckland's Manukau councillor Efeso Collins and the Initiative's Sam Warburton, discuss the issues. Read more

Radio New Zealand
22 July, 2018
Wellington lambton quay

Creatures of habit

People have always said, we are creatures of habit. Every day we wake up at the same time, have the same breakfast, go to the same workplace, eat out at the same restaurants and order the same meals. We are so predictable that our smartphones can even alert us when to leave for work and when to head to the restaurant for dinner without us setting any notifications. Thanks Google. Read more

Joel Hernandez
Insights Newsletter
20 July, 2018
Road

Government failure blamed for road toll

A seventh person died in Waikato Hospital after a head-on collision near Waverley in South Taranaki. Sam Warburton tells Mike Hosking the road toll has gone up by 60 percent over the past four years, but travel is only up 15 percent. He says the whole policy has been one of our biggest national tragedies. Read more

Newstalk ZB - Mike Hosking Breakfast
28 June, 2018
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Transport calculation in a world without prices

The biggest lesson of 20th Century economics is that it is hard to get anything right if prices are wrong. It is high time that lesson were applied to transport.From the 1920s through the 1940s, economists pointed out the difficulties in running centrally planned economies. If prices do not emerge from the interplay of consumers and producers in markets, somebody has to set those prices. And if those prices are wrong, everything else starts going wrong.If you do not know... Read more

Dr Eric Crampton
Insights Newsletter
6 April, 2018

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