Full wallet v4

Another cheer for MBIE

In my book, governments that do not publish a competent cost-benefit assessment justifying their spending and regulatory proposals do not take community wellbeing seriously.(Only if the wellbeing benefits plausibly exceed the costs is the policy likely to benefit the public.) The absence of such an assessment is now common. It suggests that a measure is being imposed on the public for partisan or elitist, paternalistic reasons. Read more

Dr Bryce Wilkinson
Insights Newsletter
16 July, 2021
Dollars v4

Greek tragedy

Treasury’s report this week on long term fiscal position does not make easy reading. Based on historical trends, the analysis shows government spending will consume 43% of GDP, up from 33% currently, by 2061. Read more

Matt Burgess
Insights Newsletter
9 July, 2021

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