The Māori Party recently proposed a radical reform to the New Zealand railways called IwiRail. This system would restore mothballed routes, whether or not it was economic to do so, and have employment as a key aim. While we agree … Continue reading Fast Track: The Case for Opening Up New Zealand’s Rail Network
New Zealand’s education system should be the pride of the nation, a place of rigourous and world-leading teaching and learning and an avenue of social mobility through which children born of the worst-off parents can become leaders of the nation. … Continue reading Failed Schools: How to Fix the Education System
The legal system is one of the fundamental underpinnings of modern society and of the modern capitalist economy. It allows the interaction of economic actors through a shared framework of laws and contracts that is so necessary for the market … Continue reading Unfair Justice: Why Legal Services Should Be State-Provided
New Zealand is obligated under various international treaties and laws to manage her greenhouse emissions. She, like many other market nations, uses an emissions trading scheme in order to utilise the market to create a price for carbon emissions and … Continue reading Protecting our Environment: Get Rid of the ETS
Drug laws are in a worldwide state of flux. Many nations and parts of the United States have begun to reform their drug laws, mostly beginning with cannabis. However, New Zealand, normally a bastion of liberalization, is stuck in 1970s. The NZPI here presents a comprehensive discussion of the issues with our current drug laws and a liberal solution.
Auckland has the fourth least affordable housing in the world behind only Hong Kong, Sydney and Vancouver. We have a growing homelessness problem and many of this generation of young adults may well grow old having never owned a home if we don’t fix this acute housing shortage.
New Zealand Superannuation is a disaster waiting to happen and will hamper future generations of Kiwis with ever-increasing sovereign debt. This is a radical, liberal solution to our pension problems.
State-owned enterprises were intended as a temporary measure between the state sector and privatisation, but now we’ve been stuck with the senseless institutions for over 30 years. What should we do about it?