Category: Economic Issues

Dr Muriel Newman

The End of Democracy

Without any mandate from New Zealanders, the Ardern Government has decided to turn this symbolic Indigenous Rights Declaration into an action plan for our country. Her ultimate goal is to elevate Maori tribal leaders to the status of a ruling aristocracy. Representing 15 percent of the population, they will exercise 50 percent of the Government’s decision-making power and control the vast economic resources that would accompany such a role.


Fiona Mackenzie

Control the Water, Subjugate the People

Good law is that which is well defined and certain, and which does not favour any one ethnicity or part ethnicity over all others. Nowhere is this more important than when it comes to the provision and control of water – the essence of life. As it stands now, this Water Services Bill fails the standard. It vests unspecified power, control and revenue in the hands of unelected, unaccountable and unchallengeable people over all other New Zealanders.


Dr Muriel Newman

Labour's Housing Bombshell

Treasury and the IRD advised against extending the bright-line test and removing interest deductibility for rental property investors. That’s why Labour’s housing bombshell is so dangerous – it creates uncertainty when the economy is already under serious threat.


Ashley Church

The new victims of the property blame game

These measures have nothing to do with ‘fixing’ the market – they’re about punishing those who are deemed to be the ‘cause’ of the collective woes of those who feel disenfranchised and are little more than a tarted up exercise in social scapegoating.


Dr Muriel Newman

Propaganda Rules

In reality the Government is clearly struggling to keep us safe. They must know their propaganda will only work for so long, and that even with the press in their pocket, the finger of blame will eventually turn onto them.


Dr Muriel Newman

The Failed Ideology of Cultural Marxism

It’s not colonisation and racism that is holding back disadvantaged Maori families, but tribalism and the failed ideology of Cultural Marxism...


Dr Jeff Fynn-Paul

Colonialism? Or Human Capital Development? 

In this paper, I propose a new model.  It states that people from hunting and gathering societies have had a harder time adjusting to industrial society, than people from societies with a long history of urbanism...


Dr Muriel Newman

Climate Commission's Radical Plan

According to the IPCC, once a country has an ETS in place, no other policy interventions are necessary: “if a cap and trade system has a sufficiently stringent cap to affect emission‐related decisions, then other policies have no further impact on reducing emissions”.


Barry Brill

Commissioning Transformation

The Climate Commission’s first report is a huge disappointment. It is little more than a well-polished propaganda vehicle. With its woke-word-smithed style, it could just as easily have been published by Greenpeace...


Dr Muriel Newman

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

On behalf of the New Zealand Centre for Political Research I would like to thank you for your wonderful interest and support over the last 12 months - and wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!