Publications

Maxim Institute has published numerous books and reports that span our areas of research. Electronic copies of many of these publications can be freely obtained by clicking the download button beneath the publication. Hard copies can be purchased directly from Maxim Institute. Just click on the order button to email us with your request and we will be in contact with you promptly to arrange delivery.

Renewing Compassion: A Vision for Welfare that frees rather than traps the poor

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In this monograph of the 2012 Annual John Graham Lecture, UK Parliamentarian the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith calls for renewed compassion in welfare, and outlines a vision for welfare that frees, rather than traps, those in poverty.

Kicking the Tyres: Choosing a voting system for New Zealand

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Learn about the different voting systems on offer in November's Referendum.

Winter Selection 2011

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A collection of essays and reflections from New Zealand and International authors

Winter Selection 2010

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A collection of essays and reflections from New Zealand and International authors

Lifting the Bucket: Tax policy and economic growth

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"Lifting the Bucket: Tax policy and economic growth" is the third paper in Maxim Institute's Tax Discussion Series, which addresses the basic question of "What is tax, and what is it for?".

Free for All: Negotiating freedom in a world of individuals

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In this monograph of the 2009 Annual John Graham Lecture, Cardinal Pell offers insight infor how freedom has been hard-won throughout history and how it is now being eroded through its re-interpretation by secular individualism.

Winter Selection 2009

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A collection of essays and reflections from New Zealand and International authors

Is it Just Tax?

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Is it Just Tax? continues the Maxim Institute's Tax Discussion Series by evaluating our current tax system against the criteria of justice and freedom. This has implications for many areas of society.

Governing for the Good: What does it really mean?

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Governing for the Good: What does it really mean? is the first paper in the Maxim Institute's Tax Discussion Series that considers the basis for a just, fair and compassionate taxation system for New Zealand.
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  • "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