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From sclerosis to stagnation, Brian Easton

Remaking New Zealand and Australian Economic Policy: Ideas, Institutions, and Policy Communities Shaun Goldfinch Victoria University Press, $39.95, ISBN 0864733933 Shaun Goldfinch’s Remaking New Zealand and Australian Economic Policy is the latest version of what is becoming the standard account…
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Reeling in the recent past, John R Martin

The Whimpering of the State: Policy after MMP Brian Easton Auckland University Press, $39.95, ISBN 1 86940 218 9 Brian Easton’s continuing commentary on New Zealand public policy does not fall on deaf ears. Not all those who take note…
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Trading in platitudes, Brian Easton

APEC in Focus S McMillan, B Ramasamy & F Holmes Lincoln University Press and Daphne Brasell Associates, in association with the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, $29.95, ISBN 0 909049 29 7 Malcolm Templeton’s Human Rights and Sporting Contacts…
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Back to the golden weather, Brian Easton

Taking New Zealand Seriously: the Economics of Decency Tim Hazledine HarperCollins $24.95 ISBN 1 86950283 3 The Wellington launch of Taking New Zealand Seriously coincided with the 1998 conference of the New Zealand Economists’ Association. The contrast is striking. Few…
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Putting the New Right right, Joe Wallis

In Stormy Seas: The Post-War New Zealand Economy Brian Easton Otago University Press, $39.95 ISBN 1 87713308 6 Brian Easton’s account of New Zealand’s post-war economic performance has already received some mixed reviews. In view of the generally critical stance…
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Popper, Plato and profits, Rodney Hide

The Commercialisation of New Zealand Brian Easton Auckland University Press, $39.95, ISBN 1 86940 173 5 Reining in the Dinosaur: The Story Behind the Remarkable Turnaround of New Zealand Post Vivienne Smith New Zealand Post, $24.95, ISBN 0 473 04389…
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About time we had some facts, Brian Easton

Children of the Poor: How poverty could destroy New Zealand’s future Mike Moore Canterbury University Press, $19:95, ISBN 0 908812 67 1 In 1980 the National cabinet withdrew the government subsidy to CORSO, nominally because it had produced a film…
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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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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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Objects that look like books, Brian Easton

Performance Without Profit: The Voluntary Welfare Sector in New Zealand Gary Hawke and David Robinson (eds), Institute of Policy Studies, $25.00 Women and Taxation Claudia Scott (ed), Institute of Policy Studies, $25.00 From Birth to Death III Judith Davey, Institute…
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