Category Archives: Economic Transformation

Economics and ethics – the China question

Some thoughts on the risk of a “trade war” with China at my blog RenewNZ Continue reading

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Housing crisis – turn off the migration tap

If the bath is overflowing the first thing you do is turn off the tap. You don’t waste time trying to make the bath bigger. Yet when it comes to housing, our government has spent all its efforts trying to … Continue reading

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Marriage – evidence that demands support

Public policy should be evidence based. The evidence backs marriage. As an institution it produces significantly better outcomes than other relationship forms. This is so across the board including lower rates of child abuse and neglect, less domestic violence, and … Continue reading

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Taranaki Settlement – another quiet step forward

Whilst the New Zealand media worked themselves into a frenzy last week over the refugee situation in Europe, they largely missed another major step forward in the Treaty settlement journey. On Saturday, Taranaki Iwi and the Crown signed a deed … Continue reading

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Eight steps to stabilising the Auckland housing market

The Reserve Bank has started ringing serious alarm bells about skyrocketing house prices in Auckland. They recently noted a real risk of a crash causing major economic instability. The Prime Minister’s response was to shrug his shoulders and say the … Continue reading

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Gareth Morgan has been studying fashion – not facts

Whatever Gareth Morgan has been studying for the last five years it certainly wasn’t history. There is no historical basis whatsoever for his claim at Ratana Pa today that the Treaty is about “co-governance”. The Maori version of the Treaty … Continue reading

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Nats one-eyed on housing

The National Government has lost perspective. That’s what happens when you cover one¬†eye. With data today showing that Auckland house prices are surging upwards faster than ever, it is clear that focusing only on supply is not working. As I … Continue reading

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