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Crime’s Jigsaw: The Missing Pieces

Tuesday, 28 May 2024, 5:03 pm | Maxim Institute

An exodus from Auckland CBD is underway. One NZ is closing its store due to safety concerns , while Stats NZ is relocating its office because of increasing levels of “ intimidating behaviour .” Customers are staying away because they feel the ... More >>

How To See Through Squid Ink

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 4:31 pm | Maxim Institute

The term “squid ink” describes when we deliberately confuse a situation for our own advantage. It’s based on what squid (and octopi) do when attacked, i.e. releasing ink into the water as a confusing blur. More >>

Everyone Pays When Speech Isn’t Free

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 9:55 am | Maxim Institute

Ayling hadn’t said anything cancel-worthy; his belief that others with “hateful” opinions shouldn’t be cancelled disqualified him. In response, the university postponed and reimagined the event. More >>

Why Trust Is A Must

Thursday, 9 May 2024, 8:21 am | Maxim Institute

The Acumen Edelman Trust barometer reported that New Zealand’s political trust score now sits below the global average, a topic explored in a recent discussion paper by Maxim Institute. More >>

Shaky Foundations: Why Our Democracy Needs Trust | Limit Urgency To Rebuild Trust: New Research

Thursday, 2 May 2024, 5:31 am | Maxim Institute

The paper raises concerns about declining trust in New Zealand's political institutions and democratic processes, and the role that the overuse of Parliamentary urgency plays in that. More >>

The Treaty Debate: What People Are Getting Wrong

Friday, 9 February 2024, 9:47 am | Maxim Institute

By Tim Wilson, Executive Director, Maxim Institute* Many ominous omens filled the air before this year’s Waitangi celebrations. Commentators were prophesying trouble. Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters was booed in the morning. A hikoi approached ... More >>

Prizewinning Birds Vs. AI

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 11:53 am | Maxim Institute

By Natasha Baulis, Researcher, Maxim Institute What do the Bird of the Year Awards and the Bletchley AI Summit have in common? More than you might think. Both kicked off this week, and both made it into the global intelligence newsletter in my inbox. ... More >>

How AI Is Changing Democracy: Nudging, Microtargeting, And Epistemic Bubbles

Tuesday, 3 October 2023, 8:52 am | Maxim Institute

Today, Maxim Institute releases our latest discussion paper, “ How AI is changing democracy: nudging, microtargeting, and epistemic bubbles. ” According to the authors, “AI brings many benefits to society that may come to affect nearly every area of ... More >>

Distrust: Rational Or Irrational?

Monday, 18 September 2023, 1:37 pm | Maxim Institute

By Marcus Roberts, Director of Research and Development, Maxim Institute* Trust in media, politicians, the courts, etc., has declined in many countries over the last few years. New Zealand has not been immune to this phenomenon. The Acumen Edelman ... More >>

Our Trust Bust: What It Means For The Election

Tuesday, 5 September 2023, 9:38 am | Maxim Institute

By Tim Wilson, Executive Director, Maxim Institute Elections are a contest not solely for power but also for trust. Politicians know this. That’s why National has portrayed the Government as profligate (translation: untrustworthy with money). Here’s leader ... More >>

Demographics, Debt And Deflation In Our Biggest Market

Monday, 28 August 2023, 10:47 am | Maxim Institute

By Marcus Roberts, Director of Research and Development, Maxim Institute* Aotearoa New Zealand’s first-ever security strategy document was unusually frank in its assessment of the geopolitical threats facing us. It went so far as to state that ... More >>

Getting Schooled On Teacher Training

Thursday, 17 August 2023, 11:57 am | Maxim Institute

Education is firmly on political parties’ radars this election. As the ink dries on the Government’s pay agreements with teachers, the Māori Party is campaigning for every school to have at least one Māori member of senior management, ACT has ... More >>

Will Crime Become The New Cost Of Living?

Monday, 24 July 2023, 2:21 pm | Maxim Institute

A rogue shooter loose in a CBD; innocents slaughtered; a city shut down; the perpetrator dying in a fusillade of police fire. Describing the event, the Prime Minister tears up before the cameras. More >>

Fishing For Truth: Consuming News Responsibly

Monday, 19 June 2023, 9:44 am | Maxim Institute

By Natasha Baulis, Researcher, Maxim Institute* Our collective noses have been crinkling at the distinct whiff of something not quite right in the press for some time now, but this week has been a particular corker for unveiling some fishy elements of the ... More >>

Maxim Insitute Rejects Calls To Lower Voting Age

Tuesday, 6 June 2023, 6:00 pm | Maxim Institute

Maxim Institute respectfully disagrees with He Arotake Potitanga Motuhake – Independent Electoral Review’s interim report insofar as it advocates for lowering the minimum voting age from 18 to 16 years. There are indeed many decisions made by Parliament ... More >>

Tea, Ceremony, And The Coronation: The Importance Of Shared History

Tuesday, 9 May 2023, 9:00 am | Maxim Institute

As a foreigner newly arrived here, there's much to delight in, but I don’t think I will ever be able to get behind “gumboot” tea. Don’t get me wrong; I think the analogy is perfect: the tea certainly resembles something that I have poured ... More >>

Predators, Parenting And Privacy: What’s At Stake In The Encryption Debate

Monday, 24 April 2023, 11:57 am | Maxim Institute

By Sisilia Teu, Communications Coordinator, Maxim Institute* The internet has become an essential part of contemporary life, connecting billions of people while revolutionising how we interact, work, and access information. Over the years, the web's benefits ... More >>

Rebuilding The Dam Of Trust

Monday, 17 April 2023, 3:10 pm | Maxim Institute

The 1955 film “The Dam Busters” tells the story of Operation Chastise and the RAF’s plan to destroy Nazi dams with bouncing bombs. In the film’s climactic scenes, bombs go skimming across the water to blow up vital resources and thwart ... More >>

Hedgehog Diplomacy: Our Way Forward In A Militarised World

Tuesday, 11 April 2023, 2:04 pm | Maxim Institute

By Natasha Baulis, Researcher, Maxim Institute* Porcupines are challenging to swallow; they make a great deal of noise and—when threatened—release a chemical stink bomb to deter attackers. They also happen to be pretty unattractive. This spiky rodent ... More >>

The Posie Parker Stouche: Some Positive Lessons For Our Election

Tuesday, 28 March 2023, 4:59 pm | Maxim Institute

By Tim Wilson, Executive Director, Maxim Institute* What does politics produce when mixed with violence and intimidation? Sadly nothing constructive, plus a humungous helping of anger, division, recrimination, spleen and confusion. Oh, and headlines. ... More >>





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