When the Facts Change

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When the Facts Change

Bernard Hickey's essential weekly guide to the intersection of economics, business and politics in Aotearoa. Created by The Spinoff together with Kiwibank. Visit www.kiwibank.co.nz to find out how Kiwibank are making Kiwi better off.

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The reality of free fares

The reality of free fares

Half-price bus and train fares are good, but wouldn’t completely free fares be even better? Bernard Hickey talks to transport and urban planning academic Jen McArthur about the economics and the politics of free public transport.
Time to pull the migration lever?

Time to pull the migration lever?

Bernard Hickey talks to Productivity Commission chair Ganesh Nana to find out if a migration surge would solve our productivity problem, and why any decision to pull the migration lever must also look to pull the infrastructure investment lever.