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Passwords, Please.
A Canadian's on trial for failing to give Canada Customs his passwords on crossing the border. A Quebec man charged with obstructing border officials by refusing to give up his smartphone password says he will fight the charge.  The case has raised a new le...
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Risky ideas
If you wouldn't take an unapproved drug, would you really risk hearing unapproved ideas? Maybe it sounds nuts, but it's something New Zealand's Chief Censor worries about : Chief censor Andrew Jack argues censorship has never been more important, precisely ...
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Impoverished journalists
Did you hear the story of the indebted journalist who, when on assignment hanging out as a beggar for a while to be able to write on life from the streets, found he made more money begging than he did as a journalist? So he quit his journalism job and becam...
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Missed opportunity
Sadly, our tech regulations do not put us in the outside of the Asylum. I wrote in May 2013: New Zealand keeps ranking at or near the top of the various indices of economic and social freedoms. We could do well by encouraging greater immigration of American...
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Charting the Minimum Wage
It's never enough, is it? As reply to those clamouring for a higher minimum wage, after the National government just hiked it by $0.50 to $14.75, some charts from MBIE's advice on the minimum wage hike . The minimum wage is 64.9% of the median wage and will...
It's never enough, is it? As reply to those clamouring for a higher minimum wage, after the National government just hiked it by $0.50 to $14.75, some charts from MBIE's advice on the minimum wage hike. The minimum wage is 64.9% of the median wage and will rise to about 65-66% of the median wage ...
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4 years on
Here's me at The NBR on Christchurch, 4 years on from February 2011. The government rightly took a lot of criticism for its initial attempts to artificially restrict downtown land supply to force a compact city form and encourage higher-valued development. ...
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Teacher-run schools
A couple of weeks ago, Rose Patterson wondered why the teacher unions don't start their own charter school as demonstration project: to show what can be done when they call the shots : Recently, the Washington Post wrote an article titled “to improve school...
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Gibbs
Radio New Zealand featured Alan Gibbs on Sunday. It's worth a listen. I love the story of Ralph Hotere installing an artwork at Gibbs's farm. Hotere was lauding communist Cuba, so Gibbs brought him to Cuba to show him what it was like. Travel to Yugoslavia ...
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Here's a fun one for those of you still based at a university. All of you put together a Human Ethics Review proposal for a field experiment on Human Ethics Review proposals. Here is the proposal within my proposal. Each of you would propose putting togethe...
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Keyhole solutions: alcohol edition
One of the main real external costs of alcohol use comes via alcohol-associated crimes. And so it's good to see the government attempting a more finely tuned intervention on this than using excise tax. David Farrar points to the Drug and Alcohol Testing of ...
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Please review the ethics of human ethics review
Human ethics review panels are the worst. Designed to prevent atrocities like Tuskegee, they then metastasised: any time your research could possibly involve a human subject, there are a billion forms to fill in. So it's usually easiest just to avoid doing ...
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This is what happens when you don't read Demsetz
Way too many policy arguments take the following form. Markets in an ideal world are efficient. Here is a potential deviation of the real world from blackboard conditions, so we're in a second-best. Policy can ameliorate outcomes when there is a market fail...
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Economist and Head of Research with The New Zealand Initiative
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  • University of Canterbury
    Adjunct Senior Fellow, 2014 - present
    I maintain an adjunct affiliation with the University allowing me to continue to supervise graduate students.
  • The New Zealand Initiative
    Head of Research, 2014 - present
    Head of Research with the New Zealand Initiative
  • University of Canterbury
    Economist, 2014
    Lecturer and subsequently Senior Lecturer with the University of Canterbury in the Department of Economics
  • University of Canterbury
  • George Mason University
  • Parliament of Canada
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Farm 7 miles south of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba, Canada - Altamont, Manitoba, Canada - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Fairfax, Virginia, United States - Bonn, Germany - South Brighton, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Curling will never be ruined
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Andrew Stuttaford - Carded For Candy?
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It never stops… Via Time: Sugar poses enough health risks that it should be considered a controlled substance just like alcohol and tobacco,

Video: 'It's a crack innit?'
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The United States is isolated in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations
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Canada and the United States are the two most isolated countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations.

Nanny's drinking problem
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The cost of lazy health reporting
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Psychedelic electroacoustic folk from Auckland, New Zealand.

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