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Environment Minister Nick Smith

Bottling water and cutting out the middle-cow

WEEKEND REVIEW Fri 8 Apr 16

OPINION: Eric Crampton went through the current controversies about an Ashburton water bottling plant.

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman

Taxation not part of obesity equation – Beverage Council

Thu 17 Mar 4

The head of the local beverage council says the UK's move is "disappointing." 

New Zealand initiative head of research Eric Crampton

Can you tax a nation slim?

Thu 17 Mar 1

"Sweet things are tempting, and governments can find delicious those taxes that raise revenue while drawing applause from doctors."

Finance Minister Bill English (Photo: Nevil Gibson)

The kids are all right: NZ Edition

WEEKEND REVIEW Fri 11 Mar

Youth incomes have been going backwards in too many countries. With special audio feature.

Secretary of the treasury Gabriel Makhlouf

Economically speaking: The cost of policy

WEEKEND REVIEW Fri 29 Jan 2

The Greens’ proposal that election campaign promises be costed has drawn the praise it is due: it is an excellent proposal.

 
New Zealand Initiative head of research Eric Crampton

NBR readers have their say on the sale of e-cigarettes

Tue 12 Jan 3

"Why is there a discussion about increasing the excise tax on cigarettes, when allowing and promoting switching to vaping would do far more to reduce harm?"

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