Inequality costs

Robert Wade

It is profoundly stupid to ignore society-wide costs of inequality

Professor Robert Wade is from The London School of Economics. He has recently written Inequality and the West, published as Chapter 3 in Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis, edited by Max Rashbrooke (Bridget Williams Books 2013).

Seeing himself as an analyst rather than an activist, Prof Wade has helped shape debate on the inequality. GDP, he says is a flawed measure of performance and while not opposed to growth – we have certainly seen benefits from material progress – he says we “we need to ‘green’ GDP – we need to decouple growth from emissions”.

Policy made for the top 1% by the top 1%

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Author: Samuel Mann

An Associate Professor with a background in both IT and land management, Sam has developed applied IT for regional government, crown research institutes and large organisations. He has taught computing since 1994, at Otago Polytechnic Information Technology since 1997, including five years as Head of Department. Sam has published over 150 conference and journal papers in the fields of augmented experiences; sustainability; and computer education. Sam is responsible for the development of Education for Sustainability at Otago Polytechnic where we are committed to every graduate thinking and acting as a sustainable practitioner

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