In a Land of Plenty

Published on Apr 20, 2015

New Zealand used to have genuine full employment but in 1984 the newly elected Labour government turned unemployment into a tool of economic management with the aim of controlling inflation. The policies and institutions that sustained full employment were abandoned or reconstructed to maximise the new policy of 5 to 6%unemployment. This feature documentary tells the story of this transformation revealing what lies at the heart of the modern free market economy: a deliberate government policy of unemployment.

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