Inequality means watching people close to you … persistently struggling … to keep their households afloat, to do their best for their children and to make good decisions by weighing up the constrained range of choices on offer.Karlo Mila
The sharp increase in income concentration at the top of national income distributions over recent decades should have prompted a … public debate about the question: ‘When are the rich too rich?’Robert Wade
While equality is highly valued, there is huge disagreement about why equality matters and what precisely should be equalised.Jonathan Boston
The future, in one sense, is now. It is not an abstract, theoretical or even visionary picture of what the world may be like in fifty years or a hundred years. It is, rather, the potential we hold now, as a society.Linda Tuhiwai Smith
Inequality matters because people’s income plays a huge part in determining what kind of life they can lead. Different incomes allow very different life chances. And an uneven distribution of incomes creates problems for us all. So just how wide are income gaps in New Zealand?