“The government’s budget, due later this month, must address New Zealand’s chronic wealth gap” said Peter Malcolm, spokesperson for the income inequality project, Closing the Gap. A new report, ‘Wealth Disparities in New Zealand: Final Report’ shows that 60 percent of New Zealanders h
The Government’s social spending promises for this month’s budget are more Band-Aid than cure because they don’t tackle tough structural problems like taxation, Peter Malcolm, spokesman for the income equality project Closing the Gap, said today. Earlier this month, the governm
New Zealand’s housing crisis is making an already unequal society even more so, and bolder measures are needed to tackle the problem, Peter Malcolm of the income equality project Closing the Gap said today. Chronic housing unaffordability has spread from Auckland across the country, a
The long-run history of income inequality in Denmark:Top incomes from 1870 to 2010 By A. B. Atkinson, Nuffield College, Oxford and Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School and J. E. Søgaard, University of Copenhagen and the Danish Ministry of Finance ‘We use his
So where’s the election news? Main stream media seems more obsessed about David Cunliffe’s holiday than the policies that his party is promoting. If I want to read about where he is vacationing and why, then let’s read it in “On holiday with David” in a women’s magazine, not the (so c
The neo-liberal culture of greed has become so ingrained in New Zealand society that left of centre politicians fear to suggest policies that would reduce the wealth or income gap between our richest and poorest citizens or, heaven forbid, ease the hardship of our poorest children for
Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc is a national volunteer organisation trying to tackle the wealth inequality and the social problems that it causes. We want a fairer and more equal New Zealand, for all.