No mistakes: New Zealand can’t afford any boondoggles in the post-COVID-19 recovery
Jun16

No mistakes: New Zealand can’t afford any boondoggles in the post-COVID-19 recovery

    More economic freedom will be the key to surviving the next phase of the COVID-19 recovery, and the Government should step aside as soon as it can, according to a new report For better or for worse: How governments respond to crises by The New Zealand Initiative. Research fellow Dr David Law says empirical data from previous recessions and economic downturns shows the more a Government keeps its hands off the regulatory...

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The breakdown: COVID-19 government stimulus package
Apr09

The breakdown: COVID-19 government stimulus package

    9th – April 2020 New Zealand has declared a State of National Emergency in response to COVID-19, granting the Government special powers to restrict people’s movement and control the virus from spreading. With a Level 4 Alert that started at 12:00AM on March 26, 2020, New Zealanders were told they must stay at home and that all non-essential business must close. This drastic measure is one of the best ways to stop...

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