November 06, 2015
Neoliberals chafe at Kelsey scrutiny
A group promoting neoliberal values is upset a leading academic has won a grant to research how those values are influencing trade deals like the Trans Pacific Partnership.
Auckland University Law Professor Jane Kelsey will get $600,000 from the Marsden Fund for a project called Transcending embedded neoliberalism in international economic regulation.
Jordan Williams from the Taxpayers’ Union says neoliberalism is a term used by the far left to make markets and economic freedom sound scary.
The criticism comes on the day the full text of the TPPA was released, which Professor Kelsey says shows she was right in her concerns over issues like future drug costs and the vulnerability of New Zealand legal action by foreign investors.
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