My Reckons and Reasoning

Why New Zealand Must Legalise Density

New Zealand
Economics
Politics
Submissions

My submission to Parliament's Environment Committee on the urgent bipartisan housing bill which would significantly expand allowable density in New Zealand's cities.

Has MMP Created Diversity?

New Zealand
Politics
Elections

I wasn't so sure, so I tested it with data.

Sense-checking Hendy's Model

New Zealand
COVID-19
Politics

A very brief sense-check of the COVID death modelling

A Covid-19 Vulnerability Index

New Zealand
COVID-19

If Covid-19 gets into the community, which countries have the vaccinations and health system capacity to handle it

The Closure of Yale-NUS and What It Means

Singapore

Yale-NUS has been abolished. These are my thoughts.

Fonterra's Broken Arbitrage

New Zealand
Economics
Quick Graphs

A crucial component of Fonterra's Trading Among Farmers system has been broken. And it was Fonterra that broke it.

Split Votes in the 2020 Election

New Zealand
Politics
Elections
Quick Graphs

A brief compilation of split vote data from the 2020 election.

COVID-19: A Game of Two Halves?

New Zealand
COVID-19
Quick Graphs

Developed countries tend to either have done well in initally responding to COVID-19 or in vaccinating against the disease. Has anyone done both?

Why Alumni Preferences Should Be Retained at Public Schools

New Zealand
Education
Politics
Submissions

A recent proposal by the Ministry of Education would remove the preferences given to the children/siblings of alumni in school enrolment schemes. I submitted to the Ministry in opposition to this change.

Why Auckland Should Introduce Congestion Pricing

New Zealand
Singapore
Economics
Politics
Submissions

My submission to Parliament's inquiry on the introduction of congestion pricing to Auckland. I argue strongly in favour of introducing such a system.

Is Everyone Special?

Statistically testing a cliche

Is the Government as Safe as Houses?

Alternatively: Why are rental yields so low? I investigate rental yields in New Zealand and why they appear to be lower/not much higher than the risk-free rate which you can earn by lending to the Government.

NZGE 2020: All the Votes Are In

New Zealand
Politics
Elections

I look at how the various parties and their candidates performed across New Zealand's 72 electorates.

NZGE 2020: Electorate Characteristics and the Party Vote

New Zealand
Politics
Elections

NZGE 2020: Election Night Analysis by Electorate

New Zealand
Politics
Elections

My analysis of the 2020 New Zealand general electorate, divided by electorate, based on the results recieved on or shortly after election night.

New Zealand Education Has Failed

Education
New Zealand
Politics

A proposal for radical reform of the New Zealand education system.

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