Discretionary Idleness: Structural Unemployment as a Shock Doctrine Economic Warfare Tool in Neo-Colonial New Zealand

Successive New Zealand governments have stealthily maintained what is now a 35 year-old state policy of structural unemployment. From mid-1984 onward, the Lange-Labour and then the Bolger-National governments pursued this secret state policy to keep the level of people out of work at around 6% of the labour force. Because … Continue reading Discretionary Idleness: Structural Unemployment as a Shock Doctrine Economic Warfare Tool in Neo-Colonial New Zealand