Entries by Will Taylor

Kiwisaver and Income Equality: Must not have checked my mailbox…..

David Farrar links to a Herald article on a report that came out of Waikato University’s management school saying that Kiwisaver is going to increase income inequality. Their policy analysis that rich people will restructure their activities to get tax benefits in a way that poor people cannot seams relatively sensible. I don’t claim to […]

Housing Affordability: A Vicious Cycle

The Herald has reported on the results of a recent survey which show that New Zealand is now the least affordable place to buy a house in the world. The study reaches this conclusion by examining average wages and house prices. Given the well documented gap between wages in New Zealand and overseas, the housing […]