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  • Kick-Starting Kiwi democracy: Why New Zealand Should Abandon MMP

    Luke Malpass | 22 Mar 2010

    New Zealanders need to seize the opportunity of the upcoming referendum on electoral reform and reinvent their system of government says a new report from The Centre for Independent Studies. Read More

  • Emissions Tax: The Least Worst Option

    Luke Malpass | 16 Jul 2009

    A carbon tax could reduce income tax or petrol prices: The New Zealand government’s emissions trading system, due to come into force in 2010 for energy and 2013 for agriculture, is the wrong approach,... Read More

  • Supersize New Zealand: A Collection of Essays on How to Improve New Zealand’s Public Policy

    Luke Malpass | 10 Jun 2009

    This collection of essays from the Centre for Independent Studies show that increased regulation and expenditure have put a handbrake on economic growth and prosperity in this country. The global financial... Read More

  • KiwiSaver or KiwiSucker? A Critical View

    Phil Rennie | 07 May 2008

    A new report from the Centre for Independent Studies today criticises KiwiSaver, calling it a “pointless, hugely expensive straitjacket on the New Zealand economy.” The report’s author, Policy Analyst... Read More