Martin Doyle cartoon Rock star economy
Martin Doyle cartoon Rock star
By Martin Doyle
"rock star economy" sounds exciting, but... some disgusting
rock groups are marked by alcohol and drug abuse,violence,
gross inequalities between band members, and deprived
children hidden somewhere offstage. Mmmn, maybe it IS an
appropriate term for New Zealand.
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