Posts Tagged ‘Inequality’

Poverty is not a project Comments 0

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
William Grimm

Do you recall The Great Jubilee Year 2000? For a few years before the turn of the century, almost every statement by a bishop or other church leader or organization contained some paean to the jubilee. The pope had called for it, and so all sorts of people either sincerely or for show acted as Read more

World Cup injustice Comments 0

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Where once an event like the Olympics or the World Cup may have been seen as a triumph of corporate and athletic enterprise, today’s world counts the cost of games much more carefully. Previous events have left countries with decaying venues and huge bills that take years to pay off. Local communities are increasingly unhappy Read more

Truth behind NZ’s sexy global business image Comments 0

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Economist Brian Easton says New Zealand’s sexy image on the global business stage does not necessarily translate to a better life for those on low incomes, particularly women and children. Easton, who’s recently published a user’s guide to economic inequality, says inequality is difficult to measure. One indicator might show it going up while another Read more

Why the wealth gap is bad for everyone Comments 0

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Charles Clark probably doesn’t win a lot of friends in his chosen profession when he says that most economists don’t really understand the economy. But even though he earns a living teaching economics at St. John’s University in New York, Clark believes that understanding how the economy really works requires more than just a classroom Read more

Children living in poverty in the Bay of Plenty Comments 0

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

There are many children living in poverty in the Bay of Plenty. They are being fed by Tauranga’s foodbank, presenting at hospital with serious skin infections and living in sub-standard conditions, according to school principals in the area. In Merivale, one of Tauranga’s poorest suburbs, families are living in over-crowded houses and illness is rife Read more

Government defends welfare reforms Comments 2

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

The Government is rejecting opposition criticism of welfare reforms and says it’s on track to get 46,000 people off benefits over the next four years. Laws are going to be changed, requiring solo parents on a benefit to look for part-time work when their youngest child is five and fulltime work when that child turns Read more

Poverty and inequality in Aotearoa New Zealand Comments 0

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Because I’m Catholic, and therefore have some expertise in guilt, I’d like to start with a confession: I was under the impression that I was asked to speak tonight on poverty and inequality.  Andrew Bradstock persuaded me that these issues fitted with the paper on alcohol and advertising, which I read while drinking a glass Read more

Occupy Wall St protests spread – an economic crisis born of greed Comments 0

Friday, October 14th, 2011
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Limitless Greed + Inequality + Market Volatility + Unemployment = An Occupied Wall Street. The small protest known as Occupy Wall Street has grown over the past 4 weeks. Occupy Wall St protests have spread across the United States and are now going world-wide. There is even a group planning a week-long protest at Civic Square in Read more