We wuz robbed

By Linda Sanders In Money

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24th November, 2012
Sir Robert Muldoon was one of our more colourful prime ministers. He was also one of our greatest economic meddlers. Such was the extent of his tampering that by the time he was finally kicked out of office by a frustrated electorate we were in dire financial straits. His parting shot was trying to stop the free float of the dollar by the incoming 1984 Labour Government. Much has been written about the effects of the economic reforms of the 1980s. I’ve always believed their severe impact on some segments of the community was all the worse because we had suffered a generation of poor economic ...

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