Kiwis are fretting about inequality, poverty and high prices of housing. However, a capital gains tax is far from the key to winning the general elections. Like many small states, New Zealand enjoys thinking of itself as somehow set apart from other nations. It has long reveled in the tag of being the “social laboratory” of the world, and was ahead of the curve when it came to both setting... Continue Reading
Max Rashbrooke is an author, academic and journalist based in New Zealand. He is a senior associate of the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. As a journalist he writes about politics, economics and social issues. He is the author of Wealth and New Zealand (Bridget Williams Books, 2015).