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National Party booklet, 1949

National Party booklet, 1949

The cover of the National Party booklet put out before the 1949 election suggested that the party would reverse the expansion in government bureaucracies and revert to a free-enterprise market model. In the event the change was moderate and government continued to play a very significant role in the economy for the next three decades.

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Brian Easton, 'Economic history - Government and market liberalisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Brian Easton, published 11 Mar 2010