Utopia is Boring

Woodcock, George
August 1979
New Republic;8/25/79, Vol. 181 Issue 8, p19
Comments on the decline of the population in New Zealand, following the exodus of emigrants which far exceeded the number of immigrants. Lack of opportunities in a country whose economy is dependent on the meat and dairy trades; Impact of the complacency and monotony of life in New Zealand; Use of the tax system to prevent the accumulation of private wealth.


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