BWB Texts take public stances on hard issues. Join Texts authors Tracey Barnett, Shamubeel Eaqub and Max Rashbrooke in conversation with BWB publisher Tom Rennie. What motivated them [...]
BWB Texts take public stances on hard issues. Join Texts authors Tracey Barnett, Shamubeel Eaqub and Max Rashbrooke in conversation with BWB publisher Tom Rennie. What motivated them to speak out? Who’s been listening? And what is the state of debate in New Zealand? This will be a lively and reflective event that connects the ongoing debates on asylum issues, Auckland’s housing bubble and inequalities in New Zealand.
- Tracey Barnett is a columnist and author of The Quiet War on Asylum.
- Shamubeel Eaqub is an economist and author of Growing Apart: Regional Prosperity in New Zealand and, with Selena Eaqub, Generation Rent: Rethinking New Zealand’s Priorities.
- Max Rashbrooke is a journalist, researcher and author of The Inequality Debate: An Introduction and Wealth and New Zealand and editor of Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis.
This is a free event brought to you by Bridget Williams Books.
(Tuesday) 5:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Auckland Central Library
46 Lorne Street, Auckland
Typically discussions on inequality focus on issues relating to the poor. Max Rashbrooke and Lisa Marriott adopt a different perspective and investigate the role of society’s most privileged groups in [...]
Typically discussions on inequality focus on issues relating to the poor. Max Rashbrooke and Lisa Marriott adopt a different perspective and investigate the role of society’s most privileged groups in shaping inequality. Only by understanding privilege, power and wealth can we understand poverty. Seen this way, inequality becomes a “whole of society” issue, in Linda Tuhiwai Smith’s phrase.
Max and Lisa will cover a range of topics relating to inequality and the wealthy, including:
- The power balance between capital and labour
- The residential choices of the wealthy
- Wealth and political donations
- The role of the tax system in regards to wealth
Max Rashbrooke is the author of ‘Wealth and New Zealand’, which will be published by Bridget Williams Books (BWB) in November 2015. He edited the best-selling Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis, published in June 2013, also by BWB. He is also a research associate of the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. As a journalist, he has written stories for national newspapers and magazines in Britain and New Zealand, including the Guardian, the National Business Review and Metro. He has twice been the recipient of the Bruce Jesson Senior Journalism Award, and is a 2015 Winston Churchill Fellow.
Lisa Marriott is an Associate Professor of Taxation at Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Accounting and Commercial Law. Lisa’s research interests include social justice and inequality, and the behavioural impacts of taxation. Her work is interdisciplinary covering disciplines including criminology, political science and public policy. Lisa was awarded a Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Grant to investigate the different treatments of blue- and white-collar crime in the New Zealand justice system. Lisa has worked in the private sector in the United Kingdom and in the public sector in New Zealand. For the past eight years, Lisa has worked in academia.
(Tuesday) 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Level 5, Treasury Building
1 The Terrace, Wellington
Two years on from his successful 2013 lecture tour, Professor Robert Wade returns to New Zealand to speak about the current state of global inequality. At the Royal Society on 26 [...]
Two years on from his successful 2013 lecture tour, Professor Robert Wade returns to New Zealand to speak about the current state of global inequality.
At the Royal Society on 26 November, Professor Wade will be in conversation with Max Rashbrooke, whose ground-breaking work on inequality in New Zealand complements Prof Wade’s research into the wider international context. Chairing the event will be Dr Geoff Bertram from the Institute of Governance and Policy Studies.
Robert Wade is Professor of Political Economy and Development at the London School of Economics, and author of numerous scholarly publications on inequality. Journalist Max Rashbrooke is editor of Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis (2013) and author of Wealth and New Zealand, released this month. Geoff Bertram is a Senior Research Associate at the IGPS and former Senior Lecturer in Economics at Victoria University of Wellington.
Bridget Williams Books warmly invites you to join us for this lively and stimulating discussion.
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RSVPs are not necessary for this event.
(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Royal Society of New Zealand
11 Turnbull Street, Thorndon, Wellington