Tagged: Gareth Morgan

Soak the tourists? - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Mar 11, 2015

Gareth Morgan argues that New Zealand needs to do a better job in extracting all the surplus from tourists.He first argues that foreigners buying property here would pay a fairer tax share under comprehensive capital income taxation on the value of their purchased property.A lot here would hinge on relative elasticities.Suppose that foreign demand for NZ property is completely … Read More

Gareth’s strawman - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Oct 10, 2014

Fun week.I posted over at Interest.co.nz about how reducing regulatory barriers to densification and to expansion in the suburbs could reduce housing costs and consequently improve child poverty outcomes, at least some of which are due to high housing costs.Gareth Morgan posts over at Gareth's World about how I'm kinda evil for being so pro-sprawl and wanting sprawl … Read More

Where do we go but nowhere? - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 26, 2014

New Zealand’s general election is over. The National Party has won itself another three years in government. With a probable overall majority and the support of three fringe MPs, prime minister John Key and his cabinet will be able to do more or less what they like. Given the government’s performance on climate matters over […] … Read More

Fat taxes — what’s the goal? - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Mar 19, 2013

Andrew Dickson (othersideofweightloss) was emailing me about fat taxes and I realised I didn’t have a well thought-out opinion on them. Let me start by asking, what are we trying to accomplish? User pays — This is the point of the tax on fat people that Gareth Morgan Investments suggested in 2005: Government could publish a range [...] … Read More

Cat-astrophy in search of solutions - Politecol

- Wayne Linklater Jan 22, 2013

Gareth Morgan’s call for the gradual reduction in cat numbers and ownership, especially from parts of New Zealand near places where our nation’s biodiversity live is a welcome ‘public face’ to a long-running discussion amongst ecological scientists and conservationists. Commentators and media, unfortunately, have made a hash of Dr. Morgan’s suggestion – reinterpretation towards misrepresentation. Read More

Obesogenic environments? - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Jan 08, 2013

Gareth Morgan wanted restrictions on where "fake food" outlets might be located.Placement of junk food outlets – local communities have a say over the placement of alcohol outlets, but we can’t stop junk food outlets setting up around our schools or clustering in poor neighbourhoods. This could be changed if planners had to take health into consideration in their decisions. Read More

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