It is good to see (September 3) that Jacinda Ardern understands that neoliberalism has failed.
Jim Bolger, once a National Party PM, already knows this. PM Bill English shows his ignorance of the ideology and still clings to it. There is a growing depression of economists who realise the failures of this noxious theory.
If all economists were scientists, the failure of this theory would lead to its dumping and search for a new theory that might benefit all people rather than just a few.
Deregulation, privatisation, and reducing government support for people instead of just care for business have shown that all features of the neoliberal theory fail the people.
It would be good if all politicians would think about how to reverse the failings of the neoliberal absurdity. Failing a