Saturday, December 31, 2011

Think Big makes a comeback

"Hekia" is Hekia Pareta, currently the Minister of Women’s Affairs, Minister for Ethnic Affairs, the Acting Minister of Energy and Resources, and Associate Minister for ACC and for the Community and Voluntary Sector.

Think Big was an interventionist state economic strategy that saw the government borrow heavily overseas and use the funds for large-scale industrial projects. "Some commentators believe the schemes delivered net benefits to the private sector only," says Wikipedia.

The cartoon is from the Manawatu Standard of August 31, 2011.

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