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5 Benefits of Radically Overhauling New Zealand’s Tax and Welfare System – Whiteboard Wednesday

The Big Kahuna takes as its base assumption that we don’t, as a society, accept that huge differences in income are acceptable and that we, therefore, choose to redistribute wealth. While they are generally regarded as separate, the tax and welfare systems are fundamentally both methods of doing just that – redistributing income from those […]

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How much tax does Gareth Morgan Pay?

Since the election we have been talking a lot about tax – how we don’t tax all the income from investments equally. One of the common questions we have had is how much tax Gareth pays. While the question is a little off topic and irrelevant, we asked him anyway and he very kindly answered. […]

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As technology progresses and disrupts more jobs, more workers will be employable only at lower wages

The latest edition of “The Economist” (October 4) is another commentary on the consequences of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) revolution, how it has been the driver of this boost in incomes and rise in overall productivity of several economies. What the various industrial revolutions have in common is that they disrupt life and […]

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