Tagged: Act Party

Legal highs - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Jan 16, 2015

NZ had something beautiful in its framework for sale of psychoactive substances that hadn't already otherwise been banned. Show that they're safe, and you can sell them.Ross Bell shows how it went wrong from there.The number of retail outlets for "legal highs" was slashed, from as many as 4000 to fewer than 170. The number of products fell from … Read More

When Hooton’s away, a Crampton will play - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Aug 27, 2014

I filled in for Matthew Hooton in the NBR's Opening Salvo this week. It's only in the print edition; here's a taste. [Update: here for subscribers]We can count the costs of apartment stories left unbuilt. In a well-functioning market, developers will build upwards until the cost of an additional storey roughly equals the extra revenue the developer gets from … Read More

Big money behind local climate change deniers? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 16, 2011

Last week I commented on the climate change denial machine in New Zealand. A few days later the NZ Herald published some relevant information – the sources and amounts of money going to local political parties from major donors (see … Continue reading → … Read More