Podcast by The New Zealand Initiative
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These people make sense
They are very pragmatic and to the point. Great podcast for quickly exposing yourself to somewhat unheard, sensible ideas.