Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis examines the explosion in the rich-poor divide during the last 30 years, its effects on our society, and how it might be reversed.
As the gap between rich and poor has widened dramatically across the developed world, New Zealand has experienced one of the most rapid increases in inequality of any country. This has become a source of concern to many New Zealanders, as evidence suggests that it divides communities and harms us all, both socially and economically.
So dramatic has been this shift from a supposedly egalitarian society that the future has become difficult to grasp. What are the options for – and barriers to – tackling the gap between rich and poor?
This book presents key facts about New Zealand’s rising inequality and makes a powerful case for its devastating impact. Expert contributors provide analyses and tell the stories that show how this ‘fair country’ has changed. And they outline sound strategies for a fairer and economically stronger future.
Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis is published by Bridget Williams Books and edited by Max Rashbrooke. For regular updates on the book and inequality in New Zealand, please subscribe to the mailing list below. To follow the ongoing debate around inequality, visit www.inequality.org.nz,