Here are my pick of the links to news on the political economy from other news sites on Wednesday morning.
Tim Murphy (Newsroom): Law Society ends inquiry over judge criticism
Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Former earthquake recovery minister 'incensed' by Reserve Bank governor's rebuild comments
Eric Crampton (Offsetting Behaviour): Regressive excise
Thomas Manch (Stuff): When the wages aren't enough: Government commissions 'working poor' study
Zac Fleming (RNZ): Two more retail chains caught underpaying staff
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