Hey, I didn’t realise the Institute of Policy Studies was doing their inequality thing today. The outline suggests they are asking good questions – we need to ask about causes before we can really interpert policy! This summary from Bryan Perry from MSD on the data was neat as well – clear and too the point. How we interpret this data is a much bigger and separate question 🙂
I will have a look at the papers, and Max’s book (which I have purchased) when I get a chance (next couple of weeks).
I would note that I’ve stated a few posts around this in the past: Top 1% in NZ, middle class rant, middle class rant 2, median incomes, Spirit Level review. But you could read the latest report on trends by MSD for more up-to-date information!