Posts Tagged ‘Egalitarianism’

Egalitarianism: Getting a fair go in NZ

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

“Egali-what?” Even as New Zealand’s income gaps have yawned open in recent decades, public concern about that inequality has fallen. Egalitarianism used to be one of New Zealand’s touchstones, a term that conveyed a kind of pride in being a country with relatively small income gaps. Even among the politically active, the word has little Read more

Rodney Hide – Government stomps on the poor

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Rodney Hide says Government programmes are perfectly engineered to embed and eternalise an underclass. He agrees with Matt McCarten that successive governments have shown no concern for the poor and downtrodden. “The transformation of New Zealand society from one in which Jack was every bit as good as his master, and Jack’s children had every opportunity Read more