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Greens' wealth tax would bring 'a dose of poverty to all'

The Green Party’s “Poverty Action Plan” is all about tackling poverty, although the outcomes may differ from what the party expects. While it is meant to help struggling Kiwis, the plan will instead provoke emigration, disincentivise work and saving and stifle investment in education and skills, capital, enterprise and innovation. Read more

Dr David Law
The Dominion Post
13 July, 2020
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Let's not borrow to save

The Government’s plan to recover from the Covid-19 crisis has essentially been about finding new ways to spend. As a result, public debt is expected to increase from 19% of GDP in 2019 to a whopping 54% by 2024 and remain elevated for decades to come. Read more

Dr David Law
NZ Herald
7 July, 2020

Media Release: New research project shows what is really happening with cannabis legalisation in the US

Wellington, 25 June 2020 - The US experience with cannabis legalisation is as diverse as its many models – each state runs things differently, according to a new research project by the New Zealand Initiative. The Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill referendum is booked for 19 September, and all sides of the cannabis debate will want to pick examples that best fit their position. Read more

Media Release
25 June, 2020
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Let’s not borrow to save

The Government’s plan to recover from the Covid-19 crisis has essentially been about finding new ways to spend. As a result, public debt is expected to increase from 19% of GDP in 2019 a whopping 54% by 2024 and remain elevated for decades after. Read more

Dr David Law
Insights Newsletter
19 June, 2020

Cannabis Reform in the United States

In preparation for New Zealand’s September 19 referendum on cannabis, all sides of the debate are sharpening their lines of argument. Often, both the proponents and detractors of cannabis reform point to examples in the United States to bolster their position. Read more

19 May, 2020

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