• ECONOMICS EVENT

    BEYOND PROFIT
    Featuring Finance Minister Bill English

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    In Auckland on Tuesday 26 May, and Wellington Tuesday 2 June, with Finance Minister Bill English and Maxim Institute's Nathan McLellan. Get your invitation here.

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  • POLICY PAPER

    THE HEART OF POVERTY 
    by Maxim Institute researcher Kieran Madden


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    Download your copy of our new Policy Paper, The Heart of Poverty - defining and measuring what it means to be poor in New Zealand 

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  • 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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BLOG - The President, and the complicated truth

With the tragic deaths and riots in Baltimore and Ferguson focusing attention on poverty through the lens of race, the broader debate on the causes of poverty in the States falls down predictable lines—the decline of culture and family on one side; the failures of the capitalist economic system on the other. But it doesn’t have to be this way. + more


BLOG - What's happened to Finland's schools?

Educationalists around the world have, over the past decade and a half, tried to figure out what it was that made Finnish education so great, and how they could bring those things to their own countries. Student-led learning, no standardised testing, a system-wide focus on equity, and short school days and years were the often cited secrets to Finland’s—and, presumably, one day everyone else’s—success. + 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