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From the price of milk to how easy it is to find a job, the way each of us live and many of the choices we get to make depend on how we answer the economic questions facing New Zealand. We approach these questions knowing that economics isn’t just financial, it’s about the wellbeing of every person.

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Regional Development Policy Paper: Taking the Right Risks

By Julian Wood


Our previous work on regional development laid out the evidence that large parts of New Zealand are facing a 30 year wave…

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Growing Beyond Growth: Rethinking the goals of regional development in New Zealand

By Julian Wood


New Zealand is already feeling the effects of an oncoming wave of economic and demographic change which should dramatically influence…

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Guest Book Review: The Spirit Level

Guest Book Review: The Spirit Level

By Guest Author


The Spirit Level, published in 2009, argues that what matters for human well-being is not ongoing increases in average income,…

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Tax Discussion Series: <em>Lifting the bucket</em>

Tax Discussion Series: Lifting the bucket

By Steve Thomas


Lifting the Bucket: Tax policy and economic growth is the third paper in Maxim Institute’s Tax Discussion Series, a series…

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UMR Omnibus Results – Raising GST?

UMR Omnibus Results – Raising GST?

By Maxim Institute


A poll commissioned by Maxim Institute shows most New Zealanders don’t want an increase in GST. See the poll results…

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Tax Discussion Series: <em>Is it Just Tax?</em>

Tax Discussion Series: Is it Just Tax?

By Alex Penk


Tax and the economy are issues on many people’s minds at the moment; raising questions that all governments and societies…

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Tax Discussion Series: <em>Governing for the Good</em>

Tax Discussion Series: Governing for the Good

By Steve Thomas


Governing for the Good: What does it really mean? is the first paper in a Tax Discussion Series that considers…

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Submission: <em>Income Splitting for families with children</em>

Submission: Income Splitting for families with children

By Alex Penk


Maxim Institute supports the introduction of income splitting, with two qualifications. Firstly, we believe there is a case for more…

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