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Somin

May 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

We were very fortunate this week to play host to George Mason University Law Professor Ilya Somin. In town for some Lord of the Rings tourism, Ilya also gave a couple of [...]

Ethical eating

November 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Suppose that you believed that animals’ utility counted for more than zero. If an animal suffers, that matters more than just because it makes people upset that that [...]

In the zone

October 19, 2015 // 1 Comment

Tonight we're launching our report recommending trialling policy changes at the regional level, in special economic zones. [...]

Next Generation Debates: Wellington grand final

August 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Last night, The New Zealand Initiative held the Next Generation Debates Grand Final in Wellington. With a moot that high house prices make us poorer as a nation, there were bound to be many views and suggestions on whether this is the case, and what we can do about it – and there were. [...]

Next Generation Debates: Wellington semi-final

August 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Last night, The New Zealand Initiative held the first semi-final of the Next Generation Debate series, where university teams from Victoria and Otago debated legalising euthanasia. We also heard from former Labour MP Maryan Street, and Dr Stephen Child of NZMA. [...]

Arbitrate!

May 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Gary Born's proposed bilateral arbitration treaty is a great idea for setting a better default option. [...]