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Tertiary education price controls: just say no!

Tertiary education price controls: just say no!

1982: it was the best of times; it was the worst of times ...

Muldoon had imposed price controls; Duran Duran was top of the charts; and padded shoulders were in fashion. It's not an era many would be keen to revisit!

If introduced in the Budget today, fee maxima will simply be a return to the Muldoon-style, price-control policies that New Zealand has long since left behind. Only this time they'll be targeted at tertiary institutions.

Just say no to price controls for tertiary institutions. There is a better way.

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