Story: Government and industrial development

Industry incentives, 1960s

Industry incentives, 1960s

Incentives for industry had become an accepted part of the tax system by 1969, when a healthy surplus in overseas-exchange transactions prompted this cartoon by Nevile Lodge. At the bottom a wage earner struggles to hold a producer-exporter and Prime Minister Robert Muldoon aloft. While Muldoon beams at the surplus and the manufacturer pockets a tax rebate, the wage earner stares desperately at a brick wall.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-133-413
Cartoon by Nevile Lodge

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Megan Cook, 'Government and industrial development - Intervention, 1960s and 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 February 2024)

Story by Megan Cook, published 11 Mar 2010