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Inequality lecture series

Written By: - Date published: 5:06 pm, September 12th, 2013 - 10 comments
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Max Rashbrooke – editor of a highly acclaimed new book Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis – will be touring parts of New Zealand in September talking about New Zealand’s rising income inequality.

Napier: Thursday 12 September, 5.30pm
Venue: Beattie & Forbes Booksellers, 70 Tennyson St, Napier

Gisborne: Friday September 13, 5.30pm
Venue: Muirs Bookshop, 62 Gladstone Rd, Gisborne
Please use the shop’s back entrance, from Gisborne Herald car park, off Lowe Street.

Rotorua: Monday 16 September, 5.30pm
Venue: Bainbridge Centre, 187 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua

Hamilton: Wednesday 18 September, 6pm
Panel discussion with Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Bill Cochrane, and Max Rashbrooke
Venue: PWC lecture theatre, University of Waikato, Hillcrest Road, Hamilton

Whanganui: Thursday 19 September, 5.30pm
Venue: Alexander Heritage and Research Library, Queen’s Park, Corner Campbell and Cameron Terrace, Whanganui

New Plymouth: Friday 20 September, 5.30pm
Venue: Hatherly Hall, 37 Vivian Street, New Plymouth

Nelson: Friday 27 September, 7.30pm
Venue: Victory Community Centre, 2 Totara Street, Nelson

Separately in Auckland the 2013 Bruce Jesson Lecture is with Rt Hon Edmund Thomas: Reducing Inequality: A Strategy for a Cause.

Wednesday 30 October, 6.30pm, Maidment Theatre, Alfred St, University of Auckland (Bar opens at 5.30pm)

10 comments on “Inequality lecture series ”

  1. Jimmie 1

    Can you get an audio copy of the lectures?

    Be great for nights when I can’t sleep….

  2. big bruv 2

    I might go along to the one in Auckland for a laugh.

  3. tracey 3

    Nothing like watching closed minds at work

  4. johnm 4

    Austerity, inequality, the NeoLiberal project
    “Austerity Threatens to Push 25 Million More Into Poverty: Report
    Oxfam issues “A Cautionary Tale” to show how austerity in Europe is fueling inequality, rolling back social rights”

    http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/09/12-3

    “For those not paying attention, recent reports reveal that 80% of us Americans live below, on, or just above the ‘official’ poverty line, which is ridiculously low to begin with.

    Meanwhile, since 2009, 1% incomes grew 31% while the rest of us who are still working increased our incomes 0.4%.

    Austerity or not, it’s time for the Upper Class to declare victory in their Class War. Congrats, uber-greedy minority, ya own it all!”

    “All part of the neo-liberalism international financial and economic plan

    1. Let the market rule and call all the shots
    2. Deregulation
    3. Privatization
    4. Cutting public expenditure for social services
    5. Eliminating the concept of “the public good” or “community” ”

    “Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the UK – countries that are most aggressively pursuing austerity measures – will soon rank amongst the most unequal in the world if their leaders don’t change course. For example, the gap between rich and poor in the UK and Spain could become the same as in South Sudan or Paraguay,” she added.

    NZ is far down the same road with Key at the helm.

    • johnm 4.1

      Refuting a Lie: The Pinochet Friedmanite Neoliberal Economic Miracle

      http://robertlindsay.wordpress.com/2013/09/12/refuting-a-lie-the-pinochet-friedmanite-neoliberal-economic-miracle/

      “As you can see, there was no economic miracle under Pinochet. What there was was a typical radical neoliberal massive transfer of wealth from the working classes (the bottom 2/3 of society) to the upper classes (the upper 1/3 of society. The end result was one of the most disgustingly racist and classist societies on the face of the Earth.

      Also note that the Chilean economy takes off after Pinochet left and many of his neoliberal reforms were dismantled. Chile surpasses the Latin American average in 1995, around the time that Chile starting electing Socialists”

    • beGone Craven Spy Bill leopard 4.2

      Re Comment 4 (Johnm)
      ….and lets not be forgetting that when the 1% bankrupt their places of work, through incompetence and/or other dishonest behaviour the 99% are required to bail them out and they give themselves bonuses when that occurs

      6. Bailouts

  5. johnm 5

    Inequality in the Super City Auckland

    First 10 Minutes

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