The Real Cost of New Zealand's Dramatic Covid-19 Response

New Zealand is consistently ranked in the Heritage Index of Economic Freedom as one of the freest economies in the world, due to robust trade, light regulation, strong fiscal health, and a tourist magnet for the entire world. But since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, they have had dramatic lockdowns and their borders have largely been closed. In addition, their relationship with China continues to expand, while they build out a "security" presence throughout the Southern Pacific. On this episode, we talk with Jordan Williams of the New Zealand Taxpayers Union, and examine differences between the US and New Zealand covid-19 response, and what a relationship with China should look like.


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Previous episode on New Zealand: https://shows.acast.com/heritageexplains/episodes/tim-does-the-haka-in-new-zealand



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