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WHO is on first

Celebrations this week for Delta Airlines, Delta Electronics, Delta-Fly Pharma Inc and Delta Goodrem as – finally – a new variant of COVID sweeps the world. But spare a thought for the staff at Omicron Inversiones, an investment company in Spain. Read more

Matt Burgess
Insights Newsletter
3 December, 2021
Roger Partridge

Podcast: Roger Partridge discusses our latest literacy research

Our Chairman and Senior Fellow Roger Partridge joins Ben Craven to discuss the Initiative's latest education research and what can be done to reverse Kiwi students' poor literacy results. To listen to our latest podcasts, please subscribe to The New Zealand Initiative podcast on iTunes, Spotify or The Podcast App. Read more

Roger Partridge
Podcast
3 December, 2021
German Parliament

A magic dwells in every platitude

At the formation of new governments, it has become an element of German political kitsch to quote from Hermann Hesse’s poem ‘Steps.’ Well, at least the famous line, “A magic dwells in every beginning.” Nonetheless, the talks leading to Germany’s new 'traffic lights coalition' were not particularly magical. Its name comes from the colours of its three parties: the red Social Democrats, the yellow Free Democrats, and the green, well, Greens. Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Newsroom
30 November, 2021
Matt Burgess v7

Podcast: The Government’s Emissions Reduction Plan

Matt Burgess talks to Ben Craven about his latest NZ Herald column and submission on the Government’s Emissions Reduction Plan. Matt explains why most government policy interventions in the name of climate change cannot reduce emissions as they are already under New Zealand’s emissions cap. Read more

Matt Burgess
Podcast
29 November, 2021
Oliver v7

Podcast: Oliver Hartwich discusses the effects of the Reserve Bank's Quantitative Easing programme

Oliver Hartwich joins Ben Craven to discuss the effects of the Reserve Bank’s Long-term Asset Purchase Scheme that has so far cost taxpayers $6 billion – and counting. To listen to our latest podcasts, please subscribe to The New Zealand Initiative podcast on iTunes, Spotify or The Podcast App. Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Podcast
26 November, 2021

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