Beyond the Free Market is essential reading for all those who seek to live in a society built on humanitarian concerns. It is a searching analysis of the changes wrought by market-based economics in New Zealand society of the last thirty years. It presents appropriate strategies to enable us to re-establish a society based on more equal access to resources.
The contributors are well informed commentators – activists, journalists and academics. Their brief, accessible chapters range across critical topics such as work, education, health, welfare, trade and climate change.
Written in plain, non-technical language, the book describes and explores the ways in which market-based economics now dominates in New Zealand. Beyond the Free Market: Rebuilding A Just Society in New Zealand will appeal to a wide cross-section of readers: academics and students, trade unions and workers, social activists, NGOs, churches and all concerned with social justice.
With contributions from Sue Bradford, Peter Conway, David Cooke, Nesta Devine, Sandra Grey, Nicky Hager, Kevin Hague, Tim Hazledine, Mānuka Hēnare, Dylan Horrocks, Ruth Irwin, Mike Joy, Helen Kelly, Jane Kelsey, John Minto, Anne-Marie O’Neill, John O’Neill, Michael Peters, Bill Rosenberg, Charles Sedgwick, Jim Stanford and The Rt Hon Sir Edmund Thomas.