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  1. strypey strypey

    @nicolasmaia for the history I recommend legal scholar and anti-TPP activist Jane Kelsey's book 'The NZ Experiment'

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    1. strypey strypey

      @nicolasmaia  and the films of Alistair Barry, including 'Someone Else's Country' and 'In a Land of Plenty'

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    2. Matthew Davidson mjd

      @strypey Kelsey's "Economic Fundamentalism" from 1995 has somehow followed me through 20 years of home moves. Can't remember anything of it, except that we should ditch the labels "Thatcherism" and "Reaganomics" for "Rogernomics". Captures the (mean) spirit better, I feel.

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      1. strypey strypey

        @mjd if you need a refresher I recommend watching the Alistair Barry films I mentioned, followed by CutCutCut's # and #

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      2. strypey strypey

        BTW are you a !kiwi @mjd?

        about 7 months ago from quitter.se
        1. Matthew Davidson mjd

          @strypey An Aussie with a # accent because my only childhood companion was # #

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        2. Matthew Davidson mjd

          @strypey My sister-in-law lives in # We visited a few years ago, and I couldn't believe this was a cauldron of neoliberalism. It looked like the 70s! Expected to see Jon Pertwee rounding a corner, pursued by a Dalek, everywhere I went. Lovely place.

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          1. strypey strypey

            @mjd I know right! Timaru looks like the 1970s, go a bit further south and there are parts of Oamaru looks like the 1870s ;)

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          2. strypey strypey

            @mjd As a city boy, I've noticed this weird timespace distortion where the smaller the place I go to, the further back in time I seem to be

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            1. strypey strypey

              @mjd I think the causes of this perception are explored beautifully in this Cracked article about US rural life:
              http://qttr.at/1iz6

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        3. Matthew Davidson mjd

          @strypey Mind you, I live in #, #; a lovely place to live if you have an income greater than 80% of the people who live there. But I can stand in the street, pressing my nose against the glass of a plethora of funky bars, cafes and restaurants, any day of the week.

          about 7 months ago from web