8. Wednesday's pick of the links

Should development contributions be dropped and targeted rates be adopted? Brendon Harre asked that question in his piece on Interest.

Here are my pick of the links to news on the political economy from other news sites on Wednesday.

Newshub: (Michael Morrah) Major increase in NZ hospitality workers being exploited

Herald: Government probe: The SIS and Thompson and Clark emails that sparked an investigation

David Williams (Newsroom): Rebuild agency rich pickings for consultants

Farah Hancock (Newsroom): ‘Sweeteners’ offered in conservation land deal

Interest (Brendon Harre): Taxing housing more won't deliver more housing

Fran O’Sullivan (Herald): 'Rough' calculations on Fonterra are sobering reading

The New Yorker: (Adam Entous) How Trump and Three Other U.S. Presidents Protected Israel’s Worst-Kept Secret: Its Nuclear Arsenal

New York Times: Kim Jong-un arrives in China as a trade war between Washington and Beijing intensifies, giving him an opportunity to play one power off the other

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