New Zealand used to have genuine full employment but in 1984 the new Labour government turned unemployment into a tool of economic management with the aim of controlling inflation. The policies and institutions that sustained full employment were abandoned or reconstructed to maximise the new policy of unemployment. This feature documentary tells the story of this transformation revealing what lies at the heart of the modern free market economy: a deliberate government policy of unemployment. The story told turned out to be useful to big business in later years. Alan Budd, an economic advisor to Margaret Thatcher said the anti-inflationary policy of "raising unemployment was an extremely desirable way of reducing the strength of the working classes.. what was engineered there in Marxist terms was a ... reserve army of labour and has allowed capitalists to make high profits ever since." These days, mass immigration is used to keep unemployment high and the native workers weak.