Incentives for industry had become an accepted part of the tax system by 1969, when a healthy surplus in overseas-exchange transactions prompted this cartoon by Nevile Lodge. At the bottom a wage earner struggles to hold a producer-exporter and Prime Minister Robert Muldoon aloft. While Muldoon beams at the surplus and the manufacturer pockets a tax rebate, the wage earner stares desperately at a brick wall.
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