The 1931 massive fiscal contraction should have slowed the NZ recovery if Keynesian macroeconomics is worth more than a grain of salt

100 years on New Zealand unemployment rates

Unlike NZ, Canada can’t blame size, distance nor remoteness for low productivity

The Great Escape in New Zealand infant mortality

New Zealand infant mortality

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G7, Danish, Australian and New Zealand marginal income tax and social security contribution rates

Ordinary French, Germans, Italians and Danish pay much higher marginal tax rates and that is before their high rates of GST.

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Data extracted on 30 Jan 2016 03:08 UTC (GMT) from OECD.Stat.

European exploration of Australia & New Zealand

Tertiary education premium by gender in the English-speaking countries, 2012

There are large differences in the education premium between English speaking countries and also by gender. The tertiary premium in New Zealand is pretty poor compared to the USA, UK or Ireland and is still mediocre when compared to Australia and Canada.

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Source: Education at a Glance 2014.

Once were British

https://twitter.com/CartogRRaphy/status/649016785929265152/photo/1

How many working poor in USA, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand?

Figure 1: working poor – proportion of employed persons with income below the poverty line (50% of median disposable income) living in households with a working age head and at least one worker in USA, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, 2013

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Source: In It Together – Why Less Inequality Benefits All – © OECD 2015, OECD Income Distribution Database (IDD), www.oecd.org/social/income-distribution-database.htm, Table 1.A1.1. Key indicators on the distribution of household disposable income and poverty, 2007, 2011 and 2013 or most recent year.

New Zealand life expectancy increases by age cohort from 1990

New Zealand life expectancies women New Zealand life expectancies women save

New Zealand life expectancies man

via Life Expectancy by Age in selected Country from 1990 to 2013 | Health Intelligence.

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