The Big Q

Questions - Ideas - Scholarship - Debates

Project for Public Interest Media

How is New Zealand tourism making money off the land?

In 2015 tourism overtook dairying to become New Zealand’s largest export earner. Harvey Perkins and Christopher Rosin discuss how the tourism industry has made money off the land.

New Zealand dairying in question?

In an extract from the new book “The New Biological Economy: How New Zealanders are Creating Value from the Land,” Richard Le Heron brings into question the future of dairying in New Zealand.

What is wrong with the US Supreme Court and how can it be fixed? 🔊

Maria Armoudian spoke with one of the preeminent constitutional law scholars in the United States Erwin Chemerinsky about what is wrong with the Supreme Court and how it can be fixed. 

Politics & Society

Science & Technology

Debate: Should we edit the genomes of human embryos?

The introduction of genome editing signals a dramatic departure from the usual pathway through reproductive care. However, the use of genetic technologies in reproduction is frequently criticised for harbouring eugenic undertones.

Business & Economics

New Zealand dairying in question?

In an extract from the new book “The New Biological Economy: How New Zealanders are Creating Value from the Land,” Richard Le Heron brings into question the future of dairying in New Zealand.

What does it mean to be responsible? 🔊

What does it mean to be responsible? And how has neoliberalism changed our conception of personal responsibility? Maria Armoudian speaks to Susanna Trnka about the factors that shape our lives, and our ways of being: ideas, events, and what she calls ‘traversing’. 

Arts & Culture

Is protecting heritage a human right?

Is protecting heritage a human right? George Nicholas looks into the responsibilities and concerns about the political, ethical and social dimensions of archaeological research and heritage management.