• WHEN FREEDOMS COLLIDE 

    Watch the 2014 Sir John Graham Lecture


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    Click to view the full video of Professor Helen Alvaré of George Mason University delivering the 2014 Sir John Graham Lecture: When Freedoms Collide.

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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 - Choose, and choose wisely

When I was 10 years old, I volunteered to distribute pamphlets for one of the electorate candidates in our area. Each day of my school holiday I would fill up a shopping bag with stacks of shiny brochures, grab my Dad’s Walkman, and progress assertively around the streets of our neighbourhood filling letterboxes; proudly marking my route on the electorate map. + more


BLOG - Prudence and grit

What separates righteous anger from rioting mobs? What triggers the turn from peaceful protest against injustice, to looting and violence, on the scale most recently seen in Ferguson, Missouri? In a recent piece in National Affairs, Richard J. Reeves, former advisor to UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, offered an answer. + more


BLOG - Minimum wage, minimal help

If raising the minimum wage is actually going to help kids in poverty-stricken working families, those on a minimum wage actually need to be in poor families. In reality, minimum wage workers are perched on all rungs of the household income ladder. An analysis by two academics in 2008 suggested that only forty percent of minimum-wage workers live with households in the bottom three income brackets, with more than sixteen percent living in homes that sit on the top three rungs of the ladder. + more


  • "It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare."

    - Benjamin Disraeli