Taxonomy changes to rebalance New Zealand

In a shocking report on Scoop (ht GLS) I heard the following:

A recent report revealed New Zealand has some of the lowest taxonomy rates in the OECD.


If we are going to catch Australia in taxonomy rates, we need to have higher taxonomy rates!

Bill English also made the following excellent point regarding spillovers from taxonomy adjustment:

You’ll have to wait until Budget day, but I can say taxonomists not having to faff about with the difference between Archaebacteria and Eubacteria would boost productivity as much as any other change we’ll make.

Agree 100% …