Written By: - Date published: 8:02 am, November 8th, 2016 - 14 comments
Millions of dollars are being poured into reducing rheumatic fever in NZ. However rates of the disease in Auckland are at least double the target level – and rising.
Written By: - Date published: 10:06 am, September 3rd, 2016 - 8 comments
The Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI) brings leading thinkers and culture creators from around the world to the Sydney Opera House stages and online to discuss and debate the important ideas of our time.
Written By: - Date published: 7:08 am, August 18th, 2016 - 165 comments
Once again this country under National is rightly shamed in the international media.
Written By: - Date published: 4:01 pm, August 16th, 2016 - 175 comments
Fuck the whole “Brighter Future” New Zealand.
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, August 15th, 2016 - 122 comments
Rheumatic fever is on the rise again. It is likely that other diseases of poverty are also or will also increase as the housing crisis drags on under National.
Written By: - Date published: 10:19 am, July 11th, 2016 - 141 comments
Inequality, poverty, the rise of the working poor – people are pissed. Lefties have been saying it for a long time, but now Serious Market People can see it too.
Written By: - Date published: 9:35 am, June 25th, 2016 - 45 comments
“Poverty NZ’s ‘new normal’ – report”. “Food bank pantries bare, emergency food grant dropping – report”. “NZ egalitarian? That’s a pretty little lie”. Hello – National supporters – where do you think this is going to end?
Written By: - Date published: 7:17 am, June 25th, 2016 - 155 comments
Yesterday was a big day for both UK and US politics. Brexit revealed the political consequences of social inequality. Meanwhile in America the Trump Train is derailing.
Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, May 27th, 2016 - 31 comments
— Deborah Russell
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, May 10th, 2016 - 22 comments
Is John Key the only international leader defending tax havens? Includes bonus international media round up of yesterday’s revelations.
Written By: - Date published: 11:18 am, April 13th, 2016 - 5 comments
Based on the breakthrough book The Spirit Level, just released film The Divide puts a human face on low wage hell. “Why aren’t we earning enough to live?”
Written By: - Date published: 9:51 am, April 7th, 2016 - 55 comments
Two conservative mayoral candidates have proposed that people begging should be fined.
Written By: - Date published: 9:41 pm, March 21st, 2016 - 47 comments
The thing about not having great sight is that sometimes you don’t really see things coming.
Written By: - Date published: 10:19 am, February 20th, 2016 - 72 comments
Another report on child poverty for the Nats to ignore.
Written By: - Date published: 7:06 am, January 21st, 2016 - 165 comments
A piece yesterday foreshadows a report on poverty from right-wing lobby group “The New Zealand Initiative”. It’s (surprise!) another attempt to minimise the significance of poverty in NZ – and it’s another big distraction…
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, January 19th, 2016 - 155 comments
Ever widening inequality generates ever more astonishing statistics – suck up economics in action. The super-rich are laughing all the way to the bank.
Written By: - Date published: 10:25 am, January 16th, 2016 - 43 comments
An excellent piece on poverty by Lizzie Marvelly in The Herald this morning poses a question to which we already know the answer. (Plus some bonus rambling on the media.)
Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, December 16th, 2015 - 206 comments
John Key has tried to deflect from his government’s appalling record on child poverty with some throw-away nonsense about drugs. There are just three teeny tiny problems with that line…
Written By: - Date published: 9:40 am, November 24th, 2015 - 22 comments
Max Rashbrooke has another excellent piece in The Guardian, on inequality and on the ways he has been attacked for his writings on this issue.