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The undemocratic free market, Bryan Gould

Beyond the Free Market: Rebuilding a Just Society in New Zealand
David Cooke, Claire Hill, Pat Baskett and Ruth Irwin (eds)
Dunmore Press, $30.00,
ISBN 9711927212189

In the opening essay of this impressive collection, Nicky Hager identifies 1993 as the crucial date when opinion turned against Rogernomics and Ruth Richardson; and yet, he asks, “more than 20 years after that profound change in public opinion, New Zealand still retains many of the policies of the 1980s and early 1990s. Why?”

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Assessing the New Zealand experiment, Allan Catt

Rescuing the New Zealand Economy: What Went Wrong and How We Can Fix it Bryan Gould Craig Potton Publishing, $29.99,  ISBN 9781877333798 Rescuing the New Zealand Economy describes, in a very readable way, the why and how of the New

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Crack in the consensus, Tim Hazledine

The Democracy Sham: How Globalisation Devalues Your Vote Bryan Gould Craig Potton Publishing, $29.99, ISBN 1877333506 “Nobody told us we could do that!” So said the Fabian Sidney Webb in 1931 when the new National government of which he was

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The way it was and isn’t, Colin James

All Honourable Men: Inside the Muldoon cabinet 1975‑1984 Hugh Templeton Auckland University Press, $39.95 ISBN 186940128X Goodbye to All That Bryan Gould Macmillan, £16.99 ISBN 033363800X I’ve Been Thinking Richard Prebble Seaview, $19.95 ISBN 1869581709 “A prudent punter would conclude

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