I had been thinking a bit about the apparent inconsistency between David Seymour arguing against intensification in Epsom whilst simultaneously being part of the ACT party, which wants to repeal the RMA is generally against regulations. I first read about it in Russell Brown’s post The Ides of Epsom. Apparently, Seymour reconciles these things through […]
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About Will Taylor
Will loves economics,technology and football. He runs the technical side of the blog and very occasional rants about economics, technology and football....
As a (sometimes) frustrated user of public transport, he has also recently become very interested in the economics of transport.
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Very exciting news last week that New Zealand’s first two equity crowd funding platforms have been licensed. See PledgeMe’s (henceforth PM) blog announcement here and Snowball Effect’s (henceforth SE) FB announcement here and the FMA’s announcement here. Exactly what role crowd funded equity will play in NZ is going to be very interesting to watch: […]
A quite sensationalist headline on stuff this morning… “Uber app ‘sugar-coated poison’ – cabbies“. The head of the Taxi Federation is telling us that Uber is evil. Now Uber is a big threat to the traditional taxi business model so take these comments with a grain of salt. Particularly the fact that: The app is […]
I have a very minor quibble with today’s article in the herald titled “Higher rates the flipside of soaring house prices“. The crux of the article is this redacted quote If you live in Auckland and neighbouring houses have sold for unheard-of prices in the past two months, you can expect your home’s official value […]
Here at TVHE our two favorite things are beer and economics. Some of our most insightful discussions of economics often occur over a beer or two…I might even go as far as saying the beer consumption of TVHE authors should be subsidised given the large, un-priced public benefits that occur when we drink. But that’s […]
Auckland Transport Blog have put up a post today discussing the costs and benefits of the planned transport projects in Auckland that the government is backing. I’ll discuss that in a second, but first there is something I want to get off my back regarding the assessment of transport projects. BCR ratios (aka CBA by […]