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Posts about opinion articles published by NZ Initiative authors.

Zero Percent

August 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Last week, The Initiative launched Decade of Debt, its report on the zero-percent student loans policy. We could do so much more good with the hundreds of millions of dollars currently being thrown at students in interest-rate subsidies... [...]

Ganging up on gangs

March 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

The $714 million cost of gangs figure is a poor basis for setting criminal policy around gangs. Adding up 22 years of costs into one big number is dishonest. But if the government did want to deprive gangs of a revenue source, there is a way.... [...]

Some simple organ maths

August 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Adequately compensating live organ donors is the right thing to do. And if it enables more donors to be able to afford to take the time off work necessary to make that gift, it would also save the government a lot of money. What's not to like? [...]