Evidence and the ‘Three Strikes’ law

Evidence and the ‘Three Strikes’ law

By Len Cook – The ‘Three Strikes’ law exists because a majority of Members of Parliament want it, although there is no evidence which exists to justify or shape it. This is not an unusual situation, and there are many examples of legislation being weakly...
A new way to fix our housing bubble

A new way to fix our housing bubble

By Susan St John – Susan St John says the Government’s Tax Working Group will not find real answers for the housing market, and a new kind of tax on our net housing equity is needed. To say that New Zealand has been in the grips of an extraordinary...
What is the future of social science data?

What is the future of social science data?

Professor Julia Lane, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service The advent of big data means that the time has come for change in the way in which we collect and use official statistics. However, that change needs to be effected in a thoughtful and careful way so...
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