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Gender quotas
Annick Masselot of Canterbury's Management department wants gender quotas on boards of companies listed on the NZX . UC associate professor Annick Masselot said the NZX should go further with the introduction of quotas. "In fact I think they have a duty to ...
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ACA and EMTRs
Income-linked benefits with abatement regimes can do nasty things to work incentives. Here's Casey Mulligan on the recent changes to US health care : Under the Affordable Care Act, between six and eleven million workers would increase their disposable incom...
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Last year, I tweeted: Kid school form, listed ethnicity as "geek", "Jedi". Wife didn't appreciate secretary's quizzical look. In future must hand those in myself. — Eric Crampton (@EricCrampton) March 26, 2013 I'd filled in the form, Susan had handed it in....
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Personal Freedom: NZ is choice
Another day, another ranking that has NZ at the top of the world on personal freedom. Today's edition: a DC think tank puts NZ first on a "Social Progress" index. See the New York Times , or the Christchurch Press . Here's the press release . Here's the new...
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I don't trust any one of these things. But lots of different ranking mechanisms coming up with roughly the same result: NZ is pretty tops in civil liberties, generally measured as freedom of expression, freedom of association, lack of state interference in your personal life, freedom of religion and the like. I'd also had a really strong impression of a pretty strong civil liberties bent to the country when I interviewed here a decade ago - was one of the reasons we moved here.
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Heating constraints
One of Environment Canterbury's KPIs is keeping down the number of days in which Christchurch experiences high levels of fine particulate emissions. One of their mechanisms for doing this is encouraging the replacement of older logburners with newer, lower-...
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Local Government New Zealand is looking for alternative funding mechanisms . Basing rates on property values alone may soon no longer be sustainable as the sole taxation form for many councils, says Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ). Instead, it would inv...
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Cash is the null
Straight cash transfers should always be the null against which in-kind transfers get assessed. More evidence that the null's pretty decent comes today from Cunha in the latest AEJ: Applied Economics. A randomised control trial of cash versus in-kind food b...
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The doctoring cartel
If rules around medical licensing were designed to protect patients, they'd look one way. If they were designed as cartel enforcement, they'd look another way. Suppose the government decided that reputation wasn't enough and that patients couldn't really ad...
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Two! Two! Two bad policy ideas in One!
No, sir, I don't like it. The Government should be intervening in Christchurch's housing marke t by making low-interest loans available to developers so the cost of building homes is reduced. That is the view of Christchurch City Council finance committee c...
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Curling will never be ruined
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Why this sport will forever be immune to the ugliness of modern athletics

Cashing in on predictions
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On Tuesday we had the momentous news that the politician whose hair has its own Twitter account was reappointed as a government minister.

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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A trio of South Brighton residents has made a video commemorating the demise of local shops.

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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18 women not fit for print
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Sydney University newspaper seized for featuring 'indecent' pictures of female anatomy.

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UK 'Porn' Filter Will Also Block Violence, Alcohol, Terrorism, Smoking A...
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The United Kingdom's new internet filters promise to block much more than just pornography, according to a report by the digital advocacy or

On Justin and half-freeing the weed
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Plus ... Colby Cosh makes his own case for legalizing marijuana

Burlesque is not as bad as stripping. It's far worse
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Public wants bad political news, study finds | Toronto Star
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A new study done at McGill University shows that we may say we don’t like bad political news, but it seems to be the stuff we most want to r

Afraid of drunks? Lets whack liquor suppliers then to feel better
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Wellingtonians have until 2 August to let Wellington City Council know what they think of its draft alcohol policy, to ban supermarket alcoh

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