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Balancing the debate, Christine Woods

False Economy: New Zealanders face the conflict between paid and unpaid work Anne Else Tandem Press, $29.95 ISBN 0908884 826 It is often said that the purpose of life is not simply to survive, but to thrive. Exponents of the

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The bankruptcy of the new fundamentalism, Brian Easton

From Welfare State to Civil Society: Towards Welfare that Works in New Zealand David G Green New Zealand Business Roundtable, $24.95 ISBN 1877148 016 In Making a Difference, Ruth Richardson says that she was “more likely than Jim [Bolger] to

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Unwanted consequences, Colin Knox

Chaos, Management and Economics David Parker and Ralph Stacey Centre for Independent Studies, ISBN 1864320087 Imagine a world where long-term plans are achieved only by chance … a world where the relationship of systems within systems is so complex they

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It will all happen again, Brian Gaynor

Lost Property: The Crash of ’87…and the aftershock Olly Newland HarperCollins, $19.95 The mid‑1980s ‑ Allan Hawkins and Equiticorp, Fay and Connor slogging it out in Fremantle, Chase Corporation and mirror‑glass buildings, Bruce Judge, share clubs and investment seminars, Bob

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No gospel – but a basis for a wider dialogue, Brian Easton

Women and Economics Prue Hyman Bridget Williams Books, $34.95 Economics is unique among the subjects for which there is a Nobel Prize, in that one has never been awarded to a woman. Joan Robinson should have been a prize winner,

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So far, the easy part, Donal Curtin

A new approach to central banking: the New Zealand experiment and comparisons with Australia Sir Frank Holmes Institute of Policy Studies, $15.00 There is an economists’ joke about economists: it says an economist is someone who looks at something in

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