EPS 140 Free Kiwis

Free Kiwis! podcast: The Coddling of the American Mind

On many American university campuses over the last few years speakers are shouted down, students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and are afraid to speak honestly, and rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. Deplatforming in universities is also on the rise in New Zealand. Read more

Dr Michael Johnston
Dr James Kierstead
Podcast
2 February, 2023
EPS 139 Christian van der Pump

Podcast: Building market failure

In this week's podcast The New Zealand Initiative's chief economist, Dr Eric Crampton, chats with Christian van der Pump about building regulations, fire safety and the causes of 'market failure' in the building industry. Christian van der Pump is a professional engineer with qualifications in chemistry, engineering and economics. Read more

Dr Eric Crampton
Christian van der Pump
Podcast
18 January, 2023
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Podcast: Challenges proposed in new legislation for Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act

In this week's podcast The New Zealand Initiative's chief economist, Dr Eric Crampton, chats with Jonathan Alve, National Operations Manager at Hospitality New Zealand, about proposed amendments to the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act and the challenges these may hold for licence holders. 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
Jonathan Alve
Podcast
14 December, 2022
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Podcast: Michael Johnston and Emma Chatterton on improving teacher supply through immigration

Michael Johnston sat down with Emma Chatterton, Strategic Project Lead at ImpactLab, to discuss her experience gaining registration and certification as an overseas-trained teacher. In addition, they discuss how New Zealand might improve teacher supply through immigration, and the country's growing truancy rate. Read more

Dr Michael Johnston
Emma Chatterton
Podcast
22 November, 2022
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Oliver Hartwich and Eric Crampton discuss NZ's immigration woes with June Ranson

New Zealand's immigration system is cracking under pressure. A lack of staff, a shambolic IT system, and new government policies that bamboozle applicants are creating unnecessary stress for migrants, and long delays around simple work visa applications that once made their way through the system with ease are causing issues for employers. Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Dr Eric Crampton
June Ranson
Podcast
21 November, 2022
Martien Lubberink

Podcast: Martien Lubberink talks with the Initiative about bank profitability, regulation, and taxes

Victoria University's Associate Professor Martien Lubberink specialises in banking regulation. In Newsroom, Prof Lubberink warns of unintended consequences of setting extra taxes on current bank profits. Read more

Dr Eric Crampton
Dr Bryce Wilkinson
Martien Lubberink
Podcast
9 November, 2022
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James Kierstead and Michael Johnston on new NCEA trial results

James Kierstead and Michael Johnston discuss the results of a second pilot for literacy and numeracy assessments, as well as an upcoming survey on the extent to which university students are willing to express their ideas. To listen to our latest podcasts, please subscribe to The New Zealand Initiative podcast on iTunes, Spotify or The Podcast App. Read more

Dr Michael Johnston
Dr James Kierstead
Podcast
28 October, 2022
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Podcast: Oliver Hartwich and Eric Crampton on barriers to supermarket entry

Oliver Hartwich and Eric Crampton discuss how the government is preventing overseas supermarkets from entering the New Zealand market. 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
Dr Eric Crampton
Podcast
20 October, 2022

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