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Podcast: Social unemployment insurance lessons from Germany

Oliver Hartwich joins Ben Craven to discuss the government’s proposal for social unemployment insurance, and the lessons New Zealand should heed from Germany’s experience with social security. 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
9 December, 2021
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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
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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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Podcast: Bryce Wilkinson and Leonard Hong on walking the path to the next GFC

Bryce Wilkinson and Leonard Hong discuss their latest report "Walking the path to the next global financial crisis" and the implications for 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 Bryce Wilkinson
Podcast
12 November, 2021
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Podcast: Climate of fear: How the Reserve Bank is overstepping its mandate

Matt Burgess joins Oliver Hartwich to discuss his latest research note, Climate of fear: How the Reserve Bank is overstepping its mandate. Matt’s research documents serious breaches of the RBNZ's responsibilities as regulator of the financial system, including one instance of misconduct. Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Matt Burgess
Podcast
10 November, 2021
Oliver v7

Podcast: What the Three Waters reforms will mean for councils

The Government has announced they will confiscate councils’ three water assets, despite widespread opposition from mayors, councillors, and ratepayers. Ben Craven sits down with Oliver Hartwich, Matt Burgess and Eric Crampton to discuss what the proposals will mean for councils; the winners and losers; and why centralised control of water assets is not the answer to local water issues. Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Dr Eric Crampton
Matt Burgess
Podcast
28 October, 2021
Oliver v12

Podcast: Austrian media funding scandal

Oliver Hartwich joins Ben Craven to discuss his latest Newsroom column on a media funding scandal that has led to the resignation of centre-right Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. The investigation has highlighted the dependency of Austrian media on government advertising, and the influence that funding can exert. Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Podcast
21 October, 2021
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Podcast: The Illusions of History

Dr Bryce Wilkinson and Emeritus Professor Gary Hawke join Ben Craven to discuss Bryce’s latest report, The Illusions of History: How misunderstanding the past jeopardises our future. The trio look at some of the prevailing myths of New Zealand’s economic history, and explain the risks of basing contemporary public policy on inaccurate stories of our past. Read more

Dr Bryce Wilkinson
Emeritus Professor Gary Hawke
Podcast
14 October, 2021

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