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Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Law can solve everything

 

Richard Long expresses a sentiment we hear too often in New Zealand: the law can fix everything. Or more correctly, if only the law was changed (and quickly, preferably by Order-in-Council) we could reach some sort of utopia. The problem is, when you change the law quickly it only creates more uncertainty, ambiguity and compounds previous errors.... so then we quickly change the law, and so it goes on.