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You’ll be shocked at how easy it is to overdose on sugar by eating manufactured fake food

It is Diabetes Awareness Week. As we saw in our book Appetite for Destruction, diabetes is one of New Zealand’s fastest growing diseases (one in 4 Kiwis are at risk) that has many nasty side effects. Poor diet is the major driver of the increase in Type II diabetes. One of the major issues we found in our book Appetite for Destruction is […]

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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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Why are our Politicians are afraid of Auckland tolls

Why are our Politicians Auckland Toll Chickens?

Yesterday both the National Government and Green Party opposed the suggestion to place a toll on Auckland’s roads, but for completely different reasons. The Government opposes it because they see it as a new tax. The Greens because they would rather see the Government’s existing investment in roads moved to buses and trains. The international […]

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Does Money make Money?

‘Rock star economist’ or ‘inequality messiah’ French economist Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty First Century has outsold every other book on the planet this year. The book is so popular because it floats the idea that money makes money, so the wealthy will forever become better and better off than the rest. The […]

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