David Seymour

David Seymour

Youth Alcohol Abuse is the Symptom of a Wider Disease

Any good economics student in year 11 will tell you that the cost of everything is what you give up to get it. By that logic the cost of a weekend's binge drinking can be 48 hours of life; drinking, recovering, drinking and recovering again with nothing but sclerotic memories and an empty bank account to show for it. That's without considering the risk of catastrophic costs, which should be widely understood after too many alcohol related tragedies.


David Seymour

Canada - putting the economy first

Of all the arguments for adopting a nationwide carbon emission reduction policy such as the Emissions Trading Scheme, one of the most peculiar runs something like this: New Zealand should adopt emission reduction legislation even if it wouldn’t make the slightest difference to the climate because other countries will punish us with trade barriers if we don’t.