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Damien Grant is an Auckland business owner and a regular opinion contributor for Stuff, writing from a libertarian perspective.

OPINION: How do you assess the contents of a wine barrel? I will come back to this. In the meantime, let’s hear from the leader of the Opposition.

In New Zealand, early childhood education is among the most expensive in the developed world.

I assume he could have dropped “developed”. We have the most expensive (or “least affordable”) childcare on the planet and, if true, given the relative scarcity of labour has been increasing over time, we are now enjoying the most expensive childcare in history.

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