“The divide between New Zealand’s poorest and wealthiest inhabitants has widened alarmingly over recent decades. Differences in income have grown faster than in most other developed countries.” Max Rashbrooke.
“New Zealand has no excuse for the systemic inequalities that have become entrenched and given moral legitimacy over the last twenty-five years. It makes no sense.” Linda Tuhiwai Smith
Launched last week our copy has just arrived in the office today. Inequality is a hugely important issue and something we are committed to addressing.
Edited by Max Rashbrooke and published by Bridget Williams Books with support from the J R McKenzie Trust and the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services, Inequality tells the story of New Zealand society that sadly isn’t unfamiliar to many of us, drawing from the themes of The Spirit Level (Wilkinson and Pickett, 2009) and The Price of Inequality (Stiglitz, 2012).
Inequality features input from a wide range of New Zealanders to highlight critically the different perspectives and consequences that the destructive impact of inequality has for all of society.
For more info or to order a copy visit: http://www.bwb.co.nz/books/inequality