Beyond wealth inequality ... to class?

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Presented by Max Rashbrooke

Lectures, talks and seminars

SACS Research Seminar Series

21 Oct 2020 12:00 pm to 21 Oct 2020 1:00 pm

AM104 - Alan MacDiarmiad, Kelburn Campus

While the distribution of wealth is important in its own right, it is also clearly connected to the distribution of other important resources, such as education

There are reasons to think that these resources are increasingly concentrated among particular groups in enduring ways, suggesting that analyses based on class may be of use. Class, however, is a complex and contested term, and not much used in mainstream political discourse. This seminar will look at what connections could fruitfully be made between analyses of wealth inequality and class.

For more information contact: Gill Blomgren

Speaker Bios

Max Rashbrooke is a Wellington-based writer with twin interests in economic inequality and democratic participation, and is currently the 2020 J. D. Stout Fellow at Victoria University of Wellington. He is the author of Government for the Public Good: The Surprising Science of Large-Scale Collective Action, published by Bridget Williams Books (BWB) in September 2018. He is also the author of Wealth and New Zealand, and edited the best-selling work Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis. He is a senior associate of the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies; his work appears in outlets as the Guardian and Prospect magazine, and he is a regular commentator in the New Zealand media.