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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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The perils of pragmatism, Tim Hazledine

The State in New Zealand 1840-1984: Socialism without doctrines? Michael Bassett Auckland University Press, $39.95, ISBN 1 86940 193 X Unlike George Lucas of Star Wars, Michael Bassett has decided to tell his story in chronological order. He had wanted…
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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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