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2009
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How was the New Zealand economy liberalized in the 1980s?

David Lange graffiti in Symonds Street Auckland (photo by Robyn Gallagher - CC-BY)The economic liberalization of the 1980s took place under the Labour government of David Lange (pronounced “Longie”) together with Finance Minister Roger Douglas. One by one they dismantled the cruft of government, under the general notion that the government’s job was basically to produce a “level playing field” that would allow people to achieve their [&hel[more...]

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