ERIC CRAMPTON: Better border practices our best line of defence

ERIC CRAMPTON: Better border practices our best line of defence
Eric Crampton
Even with the best of practices at the border, eventually something will get through. And something now has – though officials are still trying to figure out whether it came in with a passenger, or through refrigerated transport. But better practices at the border would reduce the risk.If level 3 restrictions in Auckland cost about $1.5 billion in lost GDP per month – over and above the obvious costs everyone bears when schools are disrupted, shopping is difficult and social interaction is restricted – then erring on the side...

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