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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... [...]

Safety in growth

April 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

This week's column at Interest.co.nz reprises some of our argument from The Case for Economic Growth and summarises our recent panel discussion on the report. [...]

Deadweight Costs and ACC

April 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Andrew Little is right: ACC overcharging amounts to a payroll tax and payroll taxes have associated deadweight costs. But there's bigger game out there than a 0.33 percentage point difference in ACC rates. [...]