Our first talk on inequality at Te Papa, on September 13, was a huge success: a great crowd of well over 200 people, and a fantastic array of speakers setting out all the reasons – personal, social, and economic – why we should worry about the widening divide.
Now, we’re gearing up for the second talk, on October 4, this time looking at solutions. The event blurb is below. All welcome!
Forums for the Future: Between Rich and Poor – the Solutions / October 4, 2012 Soundings Theatre, Te Papa, 6.30-8pm
The widening gap between rich and poor is damaging our families, our economy and our shared social fabric, and threatens our traditional values of fairness and egalitarianism. But we can do something about it. At this event, four leading speakers will discuss the way that education, a stronger economy, fairer workplaces, and a more supportive welfare system could help close the gap between rich and poor.
• Cathy Wylie, chief researcher at the New Zealand Council for Educational Research – on education and its role in reducing inequalities
• Ganesh Nana, chief economist, BERL – on tackling inequality and creating a stronger economy
• Prof Nigel Haworth, Auckland University – on people, work and fair rewards
• Associate Prof Mike O’Brien, former head of the Alternative Welfare Working Group – on tax, benefits and redistribution