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'Neoliberalism' debate continues

The economic reforms of the 1980s and 1990s in New Zealand rescued the country from the extreme interventions of Robert Muldoon, which were misguided attempts to re-invent New Zealand’s economy after Britain dumped us as one of it’s primary producers and to deal with the oil shocks of the late 80s. 835 more words

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Has Jim Bolger become NZ’s Malcolm Fraser, but without all the rooting?

Poor dear old Jim Bolger. He wrote me a lovely letter for my wedding back in 1992. Sadly his latest musing shows he’s quite possibly lost his marbles as he tries to re-write a bit of history.

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NZ Politics

Spot on Seymour

David Seymour comments on Jim Bolger’s bewildered rant against neoliberalism: Jim Bolger is now parroting online social justice warriors, complaining about ‘neo-liberalism’. He is wrong that neoliberalism has led to inequality globally, global absolute poverty recently fell below 10 per cent for the first time in history.

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Whaleoil

Bolger on brash Orewa speech

This from Jim Bolger’s 9th Floor interview (a series featuring past Prime Ministers) – he obviously isn’t a fan of an ex-Leader of the Opposition, Don Brash. 44 more words

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The 9th floor - Jim Bolger

In the third The 9th Floor interview Jim Bolger is headlined as ‘the negotiator’ but is stirring things up on ‘neo-liberalism’ and race relations.

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Friday Selections

So, the much anticipated return of Hit It A Bomb ended in third place. Not really surprising; it unfolded very much like I thought it would. 327 more words

Racing Talk

I mean you really can target your answers to get the instant response and I think that is a very manipulative type of polling. I really have no time for that worm at all. 6 more words

Jim Bolger