February 23rd 2002

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Articles from this issue:

COVER STORY: New Zealand's Economic U-Turn

Reality finally bites Democrats' leader

Family First rises, Democrats fall, in South Australia poll

2002 NCC National Conference - Building the Movement

Straws in the Wind: Andersen's Fairy Tales / Flying / Out of Africa

New Zealand to vote on new Constitution?

Bioethics: Cloning concerns must be addressed

Letters: "Booming" economy?

Letters: Politics to blame

Letters: Hot air

Letters: True ALP position

Media: Cross-media ownership laws / Negative coverage?

United States: Is the terrorist threat being politicised?

Economics: Privatisation - essential component of globalisation

Law: Abortion link to breast cancer victory

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Letters: Politics to blame

by C.A. Rule

News Weekly, February 23, 2002


I refer to the letter in the in which your correspondent, Dr Carter, says: "Let us have discussion in these pages on population but let it be based on facts and not on the dogma of vested interests that promote the "growth is good for us" story." (NW, February 9)

I would like to ask Dr Carter where the evidence is for the suggestion in the conclusion to his letter that "major population build-up in Argentina" under Peron was a cause of the economic decline of Argentina. My own reading of the situation is that poor governance and bad economic management, to say nothing of greed and corruption, have been the main factors in the economic decline of Argentina.

C.A. Rule,
Gilmore, ACT

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