New Zealand's 'Falklands-plus' economy

New Zealand's 'Falklands-plus' economy
Like New Zealand, the Falkland Islands is a small place reliant on primary exports. (Image: Vijay Chander/Unsplash)
Dileepa Fonseka
During election year, it is almost always fashionable to compare New Zealand to a foreign country.Depending on what you are trying to prove, comparisons can include Ireland, Singapore, Korea, a Scandinavian country of some description, various “third world” states, Australia, Canada, or a rarely talked about state within the United States.But we never compare ourselves to the Falkland Islands.Yet in some ways it is surprising we don’t, given it would seem to represent the endpoint of some people's hopes and dreams for NZ.F...

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