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It Cannot Be Done SIR: Colin Pratt’s critical letter (May 2012) concerning my article on the labour market (April 2012) highlights the essence of the problem we face. He wrote, “I have not seen a constructive, cohesive, industrial policy put forward by those who can fill pages with destructive complaint of existing laws.” What he asks for he simply cannot have. That is the point. A “constructive, cohesive, industrial policy” is a fantasy. Repeated attempts since federation to turn this fantasy into reality remind me of the attempts by Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling to teach ravens to fly underwater. After forty…

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