Posts Tagged ‘rich and poor’

Housing crisis: to ignore the poor is to despise God

Friday, May 20th, 2016

On Wednesday Pope Francis was warning that to ignore the poor is to despise God and that the Lord’s mercy for us is tightly connected to our own mercy for others. His warning came in the same week that New Zealand was featured in one of United Kingdom’s national newspapers in a story about the New Zealand Read more

US survey: are capitalism and government working?

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

he top four most important economic issues cited by Americans today are the lack of jobs (26%), the budget deficit (17%), the rising cost of health care (18%), and the increasing gap between the rich and poor (15%). About 1-in-10 say that social security (9%) or the rising costs of education (9%) is the country’s Read more

Who gets priority? Pharmac asks

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Pharmac wants to know: Should young people be able to jump queues for costly drugs at the expense of older people who’ve already had a long life? Are poor people more deserving of help than rich people”? The proposals are among a raft of provocative questions being asked by Pharmac as it conducts a consultation Read more

Growing gap between rich and poor alarms charities

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Charities say they have watched with concern as the gap between rich and poor grew over the past few years with no solution in sight. Wellingtonian of the Year and former City Missioner Father Des Britten said there was no doubt things were getting worse. Unfortunately in today’s world it was up to each person Read more