The headlines would have you believe that inflation is safely under control, but a Statistics NZ press release yesterday indicates that isn’t the reality being experienced by the poor.
As PM Jacinda Ardern said yesterday, targets alone are not enough.
Three more years of business as usual is the real risk.
The most troubling thing about the current emphasis of government policy is that “success” seems to be judged entirely on whether people are being moved off benefits…
Too bad that poverty can bring out the worst in people. Especially at times, among politicians…
One of the myths of the conservative right is that poverty is primarily a state of mind, and that welfare only corrodes the mindset necessary for people to pull themselves out of poverty.
It is infuriating to have to explain to a senior Cabinet Minister about the social harm caused by endemic poverty, but here are a few useful pointers for Judith Collins
The working poor have been a direct byproduct of the economic policies in vogue for the past 30 years or more, all over the Western world.
A Long Walk Down Memory Lane…
Everywhere else, countries recognise the need to exempt food from GST