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Podcast by The New Zealand Initiative

    The Government’s Emissions Reduction Plan

    The Government’s Emissions Reduction Plan

    Matt Burgess talks to Ben Craven about his latest NZ Herald column and submission on the Government’s Emissions Reduction Plan. Matt explains why most government policy interventions in the name of climate change cannot reduce emissions as they are already under New Zealand’s emissions cap.

    • 16 min
    Oliver Hartwich discusses the effects of the Reserve Bank's Quantitative Easing programme

    Oliver Hartwich discusses the effects of the Reserve Bank's Quantitative Easing programme

    Oliver Hartwich joins Ben Craven to discuss the effects of the Reserve Bank’s Long-term Asset Purchase Scheme that has so far cost taxpayers $6 billion – and counting.

    • 11 min
    The latest EU migrant crisis

    The latest EU migrant crisis

    Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko is channelling Middle Eastern migrants and refugees towards Poland in a bid to destabilise the European Union. People are now camped between the Polish and Belarusian border with nowhere to go.

    Oliver Hartwich joins Ben Craven to talk about his latest column on this subject and the implications for European unity and security.

    • 12 min
    Bryce Wilkinson And Leonard Hong On Walking The Path To The Next GFC

    Bryce Wilkinson And Leonard Hong On Walking The Path To The Next GFC

    Bryce Wilkinson and Leonard Hong discuss their latest report "Walking the path to the next global financial crisis" and the implications for New Zealand.

    • 19 min
    Dr David Law On Unemployment Insurance

    Dr David Law On Unemployment Insurance

    Senior Fellow Dr David Law discusses his new paper on the Government’s plans to introduce an unemployment insurance scheme.

    • 15 min
    Climate of fear: How the Reserve Bank is overstepping its mandate

    Climate of fear: How the Reserve Bank is overstepping its mandate

    Matt Burgess joins Oliver Hartwich to discuss his latest research note, Climate of fear: How the Reserve Bank is overstepping its mandate.

    Matt’s research documents serious breaches of the RBNZ's responsibilities as regulator of the financial system, including one instance of misconduct.

    The Reserve Bank has no legal or democratic mandate for climate change. It should not be threatening regulated industries with repercussions if they do not follow its political agenda.

    • 18 min

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