"The Path We Tread"

Title"The Path We Tread"
Year for Search1980
AuthorsZepke, Nick (b. 1940)
Secondary TitlePictures of the Future
Pagination5-12
Date Published1980
PublisherMallinson Rendel
Place PublishedWellington, New Zealand
KeywordsMale author, New Zealand author
Annotation

Eutopia or dystopia depending on your outlook. Two tier economy. Small enterprises for local markets with a few large exporters with monopolies for selected corporations. Stress on the market. Welfare cut and a growth in inequality. Privatization of education and local government. Retire at 45 but then work in small shops and family businesses. Revised constitution requires people to work, live in stable families, and participate in corporate and community affairs. The rights specified are free access to information, joining voluntary associations, and stand for office. Prisons closed; young offenders to the military and older ones to mental hospitals.

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The book is composed of five short future scenarios for New Zealand. 

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(b. 1940)

Full Text

1980 Zepke, Nick (b. 1940). “The Path We Tread.” In Pictures of the Future (Wellington, New Zealand: Mallinson Rendel, 1980), 5-12. ATL

Eutopia or dystopia depending on your outlook. Two tier economy. Small enterprises for local markets with a few large exporters with monopolies for selected corporations. Stress on the market. Welfare cut and a growth in inequality. Privatization of education and local government. Retire at 45 but then work in small shops and family businesses. Revised constitution requires people to work, live in stable families, and participate in corporate and community affairs. The rights specified are free access to information, joining voluntary associations, and standing for office. Prisons closed; young offenders to the military and older ones to mental hospitals. The book is composed of five short future scenarios for New Zealand.