• Posts Tagged ‘inequality’

    Why people are wrong to think that inequality is all about education

    by  • April 11, 2013 • Articles, Comment • 0 Comments

    The Herald has an opinion piece from Auckland Council’s chief economist, Geoff Cooper, about inequality and why education offers the best route to tackling it. Now, it’s great to see an economist, and one working for an increasingly influential body, talking about income gaps. But, just like the Treasury, he’s arguing for a very...

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    Suffering poor health? Too bad for you

    by  • March 7, 2013 • Articles, Comment • 2 Comments

    A rather disturbing report on Wellington’s health services shows that central government policies have led directly to people already in poor health getting even lower priority. ‘From Great to Good’, by professor Don Matheson, explains how – under pressure from central government targets – the Capital Coast District Health Board (C&CDHB) has increased spending...

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    The threat of inequality

    by  • January 23, 2013 • Articles, Features • 0 Comments

    I’ve just written a piece for an international project aimed at improving governance – the way countries are run – known as the Sustainable Governance Indicators. The piece is about our rising inequality, and how it threatens some of the things we hold dear: a relatively free and transparent political system, for example. It’s...

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