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Posts about opinion articles published by NZ Initiative authors.

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. [...]

Mandating politeness

April 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Harmful Digital Communications Bill risks a fair bit of collateral damage. Should Parliament really be passing legislation that we hope won't really be enforced all that stringently? [...]