Sparking debate about income gaps, the damage they do, and how to narrow them
Inequality is a corrosive force, like rust. Big income gaps eat away at trust and empathy, making the country less healthy and less united. They also weaken the economy and leave some people with much greater opportunities than others. In New Zealand, income gaps widened faster in the 1980s and 1990s than in any other developed nation. This was the result of deliberate policy choices that can be reversed. The prize for doing so will be a country in which people recognise each other as equals and can come together to tackle common problems. Find out more here.