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Generational perspective necessary to do policy well

By Kieran Madden


Our view of human nature makes a big difference on which policies we devise and support. “If men were angels,…

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The trust trade-off

By Kieran Madden


The Government is going all in on its Social Investment strategy for fixing social ills, but the big data it…

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Poverty in New Zealand | The Heart of Poverty

By Kieran Madden


Research Series Every society tells a story about the good life, getting a fair go, or what it takes to live…

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Poverty Paper

The Heart of Poverty Series #1: Matching passion with precision for struggling New Zealanders

By Kieran Madden


We still have a persistent poverty problem in New Zealand today, and not for a lack of debate, dollars, or…

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Hard evidence

Hard evidence

By Keiran Madden


We all want hard evidence right? The term often shrouds more than it enlightens, suggesting that there is a hierarchy…

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The myth of private affairs

The myth of private affairs

By Keiran Madden


“People have a right to be supportive of someone who they find trust in and who they believe and want…

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Dogs aren’t people too

Dogs aren’t people too

By Keiran Madden


Now I’m a dog-person, but this is going way too far.  I admit I wasn’t going to write this post—the…

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Treasuring failure

Treasuring failure

By Keiran Madden


Moving house, an unpleasant task at the best of times, can have its up sides. Uncovering long-lost treasures is one…

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Everything in its right place

Everything in its right place

By Keiran Madden


Neuroscience is pretty hip these days.  As a discipline, it has, according to New York Times columnist David Brooks, fallen…

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Lessons from the upwardly mobile

Lessons from the upwardly mobile

By Keiran Madden


New Zealand’s rich list was unfurled this week—unsurprisingly, with the rich getting richer. And the poor? Well, while it doesn’t…

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Maxim Institute’s parliamentary term submission

Maxim Institute’s parliamentary term submission

By Keiran Madden


We have just released our submission to the Constitutional Advisory Panel arguing that it’s time for a fixed four-year parliamentary…

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Submission: Time for a four-year parliamentary term

Submission: Time for a four-year parliamentary term

By Kieran Madden


It’s time for a four-year term. While it’s been in and out of the news all year, after extensive research…

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MMP Review Submission

MMP Review Submission

By Kieran Madden


New Zealand should have a voting system that enables our MPs and the government to have the freedom to lead…

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