Entries by Will Taylor

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 […]

A Strict Application of “Kiwi Made” Actually Hurts Our Exporters

While I am all for supporting the domestic economy, I think that a strict interpretation of the requirements for a good to be labelled “Made in New Zealand” actually harms our exporters. People get upset when they find out that something that is “Made in New Zealand” is manufactured using inputs purchased from another country. […]