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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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A cultural turning point, Patricia Herbert

Free to Work: The Liberalisation of New Zealand’s Labour Market Wolfgang Kasper Centre for Independent Studies, $15.95 ISBN 186432 0125 The most interesting observation in Free to Work — Professor Wolfgang Kasper’s distinctly unambitious treatise on the Employment Contracts Act…
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Poser for the new right, Geoffrey Bertram

Ethics and Ecosystems: Protecting Human Interests and Environmental Values Barry Maley Centre for Independent Studies, Australia, $18.95, ISBN 186432 0028 Reconciling Trade and the Environment: Issues for New Zealand Grant Hewison Institute of Policy Studies, $22.00 ISBN 0908935 994 Environment:…
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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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