• FLINT & STEEL  MAGAZINE

    Volume 02 | when business meets social


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    Flint & Steel  | Volume 02 - when business meets social is out now. Order your copy today

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  • ISSUES PAPER

    THE HEART OF POVERTY 
    by Maxim Institute researcher Kieran Madden


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    Download your copy of our new Issues Paper, The Heart of Poverty - matching passion with precision for struggling New Zealanders

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  • SCHOOL LEADERSHIP PROJECT 

    Two new papers by Maxim Institute researcher Luke Fenwick


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    Take a look at our Research Note Anchoring the Abstract - What great school leadership looks like, and our Policy Paper Joining Forces - Nine ways to improve leadership in New Zealand schools

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BLOG - Ever heard of Jackie Robinson?

In 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play major league baseball since the 1880s. One of the most celebrated men in baseball’s history, his story is told in the movie 42. I watched it on a recent long-haul flight, and the abuse he received and the courage he showed were both pretty remarkable. They also highlighted an important truth: that every human being has incredible dignity. + more


BLOG - "Talking bollocks" about Band Aid 30

Criticisms abound for Band Aid 30’s hit single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” The pop artists who took part could have raised more money for the fight against ebola by paying their fair share of taxes. The song’s lyrics are patronising to Africa and its people, portraying a whole continent as a diseased and passive wasteland in dire need of the help of nice white people. As a fundraising effort, Band Aid 30 is selling a simplified message that money cures. + more


  • "It is possible, just possible, to imagine a revitalised and more respectful form of public debate, in which people take time to consider each other’s views and each other’s hopes and fears seriously and address them as though they deserved a hearing as well as an answer. A revitalised debate among members of the public in which everyone tries to answer the best, not the worst, that can be made of their opponents’ positions."

    - Professor Jeremy Waldron, Annual Sir John Graham Lecture, 2008