Author(s): Max Rashbrooke
The divide between New Zealand's poorest and wealthiest inhabitants has widened alarmingly over recent decades. Differences in income have grown faster than in most other developed countries. Max Rashbrooke's succinct introduction to these changes in our society, drawn from the larger work Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis and updated with the latest evidence, is essential reading.
Max Rashbrooke is a Wellington journalist and author. He has written for national newspapers and magazines in New Zealand and the UK, including the Guardian, the Herald and the Listener. He was also the 2011 recipient of the Bruce Jesson Award. He is editor of Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis, a major book on the rising gap between rich and poor, published by Bridget Williams Books in June 2013.