Friday, April 04, 2008

New Zealand and Pennsylvania -- compare and contrast

An interesting program is on tap. It discusses New Zealand and PA.
TOMORROW'S PROGRAM | Saturday @ 8am

New Zealand's Lessons for Pennsylvania

New Zealand, in the 1980s, was strapped with a stagnant economy, huge deficits, high unemployment, and burdensome taxes. The revitalization of the island nation occurred following the implementation of market-oriented reforms in the '80s and '90s.

One of the key players in New Zealand's resurgence was Maurice McTigue, who served as a Member of Parliament, Cabinet Minister, and Ambassador. Currently, Mr. McTigue is Vice President, Director of the Government Accountability Project, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He will join Matt to discuss the New Zealand experience and lessons Pennsylvania policymakers can learn from that nation's economic revitalization.

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