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In the 1980s the NZ Finance Minister Roger Douglas showed the world how to do structural reform.

But it did not last!

It did not last, Rafe, because the stuctural reform was not accompanied with any ideological reform: there was a 'revolution' of sorts in government, but there was never any 'revolution inside people's heads' that would have underpinned it.

That's the argument put forward by Lindsay Perigo in this 1996 speech on the Douglas/Richardson reforms to an American audience, 'In the Revolution's Twilight.'

You can read it here: www.freeradical.co.nz/content/twilight/index.php

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