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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol. 36, No 11 May 30th, 1973


Cartoon of a man lighting a cigar with burning money

When it was suggested in Salient (March 21) that the main ecological problem was capitalism, certain people expressed disbelief and shock. But if these doubters missed a lecture given by Mr Turnovsky, President of the Manufacturer's Federation, to an Ecology Action group on May 2, they missed an opportunity to dispel their doubts. Mr Turnovsky's illogical arguments in defence of capitalism, and his economic questionable economic theories, betrayed the villain in his lair. One member of the audience was so shocked that he felt obliged to conclude that the New Zealand Manufacturers' Federation was opposed to the interests of the New Zealand people.