New Zealand society is being reshaped, stretching to accommodate new distance between those who ‘have’ and those who ‘have not’. Income inequality is a crisis that affects us all.
A diverse gathering of New Zealand scholars, journalists, researchers, business leaders, workers, students and parents share these pages. Their voices speak to the complex shape of income inequality, and its effects on the communities of these Pacific islands.
Max Rashbrooke is a Wellington journalist and author. He has written for national newspapers and magazines in New Zealand and the UK, including the Guardian, the Herald and the Listener. He was also the 2011 recipient of the Bruce Jesson Award. His current project is Inequality: a New Zealand Crisis, a major book on the rising gap between rich and poor, set down for publication in June 2013.
The Inequality Debate was updated in July 2014 with the latest data.