Author(s): Jane Kelsey
New Zealand stands at the crossroads: there are crucial choices facing the country's government and its people. This is a book about what we were promised, where we are now, and what might yet be - a book intended to provoke discussion about New Zealand's future. The essays: The Wobbly Bicycle - Globalisation on the Precipice Global capitalism is in crisis. Its supporters say they must pedal the free-trade bicycle faster to keep it upright. Its critics are demanding alternatives based on social justice and democracy. The Third Way - A Road to Nowhere The election of a centre-left government in late 1999 was full of promise. But Labour has chosen a path of political management not transformation: that is unsustainable for New Zealand in the longer term. A Requiem for TINA - Taking the High Road This essay rejects market-led approaches to nation-building, and argues for strategies that put people at the centre. An exciting set of propositions outlines some pathways to just such a vision.