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An economist attacks Australian government aid to auto makers, and singles out Ford as being undeserving of taxpayer support because of its lack of commitment to the country’s automotive manufacturing industry. Economist Nicholas Gruen, who worked in the office of then-Industry Minister John Button in the 1980s and helped develop the policy to deregulate manufacturing protection, tells the Australian Financial Review there should be a radical recasting of auto-industry assistance ...
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