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Don’t be Xenophobic, Make Money Out of the Foreigners

Our blog on Taxing the Mega-Rich for their Kiwi Hideaways galvanised two reactions from readers – one xenophobic a la the Winston Peters followers, and one enlightened. The enlightened folk recognise that foreign investment, tourism and immigration can all be hugely beneficial to New Zealanders if we’re smart enough to take advantage of the opportunities […]

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Whiteboard Wednesday – Gareth Morgan’s tax and welfare reforms. What does it mean for you

Since we have started the Whiteboard Fridays/Wednesday we have been talking a lot about capital taxes, universal basic incomes and flat taxes. Several people have asked what in means for them. In this Whiteboard Wednesday video, Geoff talks us through how the ideas in The Big Kahuna. We have also made this handy calculator, so you […]

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Ten Types of People Who Would be Better Off with an Unconditional Basic Income

Yesterday we saw why our current benefit system is broken. Instead of our complex, bureaucratic welfare system that stigmatizes the worst off people in our society, we think every adult in our country should receive an unconditional basic income. New Zealand is a rich country, we can afford it. An unconditional basic income recognises everyone’s […]

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