Tagged: market failure

Who is responsible for stopping NZ’s obesity epidemic? - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Apr 18, 2016

Dr Robyn Toomath Editorial note: In this blog-perspective, obesity expert Dr Robyn Toomath outlines the dogmas and arguments for the ‘individual-responsibility’ explanation and (lack of) solution to the obesity epidemic. She then points to the market failures that render (non-regulated) free-market solutions as doomed to fail. The views in this blog are expanded in greater depth in a book Dr … Read More

A failure, but what kind? - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Feb 12, 2013

I was more focused on my barbecuing than the TV1 newscast last night, but then something caught my attention: Calls are growing for better legal protection for companies affected by other firms’ receiverships. But in the wake of the Mainzeal Property and Construction collapse, the Government says there is no evidence new laws are needed. [...] … Read More