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Dangerous confusion, Tim Hazledine

The Fire Economy: New Zealand’s Reckoning
Jane Kelsey
Bridget Williams Books, $50.00,
ISBN 9781927247839

“Imagine,” said the great physicist Richard Feynman, “how much harder physics would be if electrons had emotions!” Harder still, if not just emotions but consciousness, memory and reasoning power. Perhaps they do – I don’t know. I do know that people have these attributes and more, and I have come to appreciate just how difficult that fact makes life for those of us who study the human or social sciences, such as economics.

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The missing alternative, Tim Hazledine

At The Crossroads: Three Essays Jane Kelsey Bridget Williams Books, $34.95, ISBN 1877242918 Re-launching his New Left Review for the new millennium, the veteran British socialist Perry Anderson conceded with apparent equanimity that “the only starting point for a realistic

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After the world had changed, Gary Hawke

The Great Experiment: Labour Parties and Public Policy Transformation in Australia and New Zealand Francis Castles, Rolf Gerritsen and Jack Vowles (eds) Auckland University Press, $39.95 ISBN 1869401344 The New Zealand Experiment Jane Kelsey Auckland University Press/Bridget Williams Books, $39.95

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