TV gets to grips with inequality

Q+A this morning did an extended segment on inequality, focussing on law wages. Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis contributor Robert Wade put the case for tackling inequality, and in particular stopping income being diverted towards the top. Bill English then put a counter-view, arguing that the government is already tackling inequality by trying to build more houses and lift living standards.

In the panel sessions afterwards, Peter Conway from the CTU made the point that the government’s tax switch has increased inequality by giving top earners a bigger cut.

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