Dr Oliver Hartwich discusses localism in Switzerland and lessons for NZ

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Rodney Hide
Reality Check Radio
23 May, 2024

Dr Oliver Hartwich talks to Rodney Hide on Reality Check Radio about the highly decentralised Swiss system of local government, where cantons and councils are incentivised to encourage development because they directly receive tax revenues.

He contrasts this with the centralisation that has occurred in New Zealand and other Westminster-style countries, leading to issues like housing unaffordability, and suggests New Zealand could adopt Swiss-style reforms to change incentives and improve outcomes.

Listen here.

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