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Mike Hosking reviews Bryce Wilkinson's NZ Herald article on how misunderstanding the past mars Grant Robertson's economic strategy

Mike Hosking reviews and reads out part of Bryce Wilkinson's article (published in the NZ Herald) "How past illusions and future follies mar Grant Robertson's economic strategy." Hosking calls it today's "must read". In the article on his new report "Illusions of History: How misunderstanding the past jeopardises our future", Bryce warns that the government's economic policy settings risk a repeat of past mistakes. Read more

Dr Bryce Wilkinson
Newstalk ZB - Mike Hosking Breakfast
22 September, 2021
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The ease of dodgy business

Two years ago, Paul Romer warned the incoming President of the World Bank that the Bank should outsource its research function because “diplomacy and science cannot both thrive under the same roof.” The Bank depends on good relations with member countries. Romer had been World Bank Chief Economist from 2015 through his early 2018 departure, winning the Nobel Prize in Economics later in 2018. Read more

Dr Eric Crampton
The Dominion Post
20 September, 2021
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Illusions of History: How misunderstanding the past jeopardises our future

Closing his 2020 Budget speech, Finance Minister Grant Robertson looked back to the First and Fourth Labour governments for lessons on how to tackle New Zealand’s current economic challenges. His first history lesson was that the way forward today lay in the “great traditions of the First Labour Government” (1935–49) that “rebuilt New Zealand after the Great Depression” under Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage. Read more

Dr Bryce Wilkinson
20 September, 2021

Media release: Illusions of History: How misunderstanding the past jeopardises our future

Wellington (Tuesday, 21 September 2021) – The 2.8 percent jump in GDP in the June quarter 2021 does not mean that the government’s economic strategy is sound. In fact, it is dangerous wishful thinking based on a false reading of history, according to a new research report from The New Zealand Initiative. Read more

Dr Bryce Wilkinson
Media release
20 September, 2021
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A barbaric experiment?

Arriving into the UK from New Zealand, the fear of entering a “Covid world” has proven unfounded. In England, more than 90% of adults have Covid antibodies either from vaccination or having had Covid-19. Read more

Lynne Mitchell - Informed Decisions Research
Insights Newsletter
17 September, 2021
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Podcast: Eric Crampton speaks to Graeme Jarvis about Covid-19 medicines

Dr Eric Crampton speaks to Medicines New Zealand CEO Graeme Jarvis about therapeutic medicines that ca treat Covid-19, and when we might expect them to become available in New Zealand. To listen to our latest podcasts, please subscribe to The New Zealand Initiative podcast on iTunes, Spotify or The Podcast App. Read more

Dr Eric Crampton
Graeme Jarvis
Podcast
17 September, 2021
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Submission: Reforming industrial allocation in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme

The New Zealand Initiative supports the government’s commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement and to achieve net zero emissions of long-lived greenhouse gases from 2050. We consider the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (“ETS”) is among the world’s leading cap-and-trade systems for reducing greenhouse gases. Read more

Matt Burgess
Submission
17 September, 2021

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