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Eric Crampton
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Chief Economist with The New Zealand Initiative in Wellington. Adjunct Senior Fellow, University of Canterbury
Chief Economist with The New Zealand Initiative in Wellington. Adjunct Senior Fellow, University of Canterbury

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Around the traps...
I've not had a lot of time for blogging over the past week, but you can catch a few bits from me around the traps: Of course there was always going to be a surge of purchases by 'foreigners' in advance of the stupid foreign buyer ban . Anybody living here o...
Around the traps...
Around the traps...
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Interesting take on evidence-based policy
The anti-alcohol folks are pushing for stronger and mandatory warnings on drinks about the dangers of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.  This bit was particularly interesting: RESISTANCE FROM INDUSTRY TO BE EXPECTED  Baddock argues attempts by the alcoh...
Interesting take on evidence-based policy
Interesting take on evidence-based policy
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Tax Working Group Tea Leaves
Tom Pullar-Strecker has a flip through the new documents released by the Tax Working Group. The group, chaired by Sir Michael Cullen, has been advised by officials not to recommend cutting company tax or offering a specially discounted tax rate to small bus...
Tax Working Group Tea Leaves
Tax Working Group Tea Leaves
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Getting to 5
The NZ government might be targeting housing affordability, with a median house price to income multiple measure of 5. From Hickey's Newsroom Pro newsletter : Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters effectively committed the Government to targeting a house pri...
Getting to 5
Getting to 5
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Morning roundup
The survivors in the browser tabs, each of which likely deserves its own post. The mess at Tolaga Bay seems one where you should get the right solution by applying liability. It's impossible for you or I to tell how much value the forestry companies get fro...
Morning roundup
Morning roundup
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The foreign buyer ban - revisited
Labour's foreign buyer ban is back from select committee. Recall that I had a few issues with the prior draft: It catches people living in New Zealand on work visas who are not yet resident, but who may intend on becoming resident. For example, a doctor com...
The foreign buyer ban - revisited
The foreign buyer ban - revisited
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Sunday Star-Times on sugar
Eventually, you hit a tipping point with underresourced newsrooms where you kinda wonder whether they should just shut the thing down rather than continue. Here's John Anthony's piece in the Sunday Star-Times on sugar. A recruitment drive by Coca-Cola to co...
Sunday Star-Times on sugar
Sunday Star-Times on sugar
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Gotta adjust for population
I know it's tempting if you want to run a scare story on how bad something is to just run totals over time and to ignore population growth. But it's pretty poor practice. Here's a piece over in Stuff. It's got the headline " New Zealand: Where alcohol is no...
Gotta adjust for population
Gotta adjust for population
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Blowing a gaping hole in the Asylum Wall
America's civil asset forfeiture regime has led to evil. Because police there get to keep a good chunk of what they seize, some local governments have allowed their police to fund themselves by stealing from people. I am not exaggerating .  New Zealand brou...
Blowing a gaping hole in the Asylum Wall
Blowing a gaping hole in the Asylum Wall
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Telling the truth about supply management
Maxime Bernier, who narrowly lost the Canadian Conservative Party leadership, has released the supply management chapter of his eventually forthcoming book on Canadian politics.  It is excellent. The laying out of the problems in supply management is, or sh...
Telling the truth about supply management
Telling the truth about supply management
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