This document lays out BERL’s perspective of the economy and its role in achieving a low-emission, regenerative, distributive and resilient Aotearoa New Zealand. The key premise of this article is that a wider economic model that values people and our planet is valid and necessary...
There is broad consensus that, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, New Zealand should aim to protect its social cohesion and promote our economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being. But how can we achieve these goals? A new Koi Tū report, the seventh of The...
The Maori Party believe that the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted major racism and inequity that impacts on wellbeing and the ability to feed whānau. If the Maori Party enter a collation government after the 2020 New Zealand general election they state that a variety of...
This paper is an inquiry into the way that car based transport systems impact human flourishing.
High Life Study protocol: a cross-sectional investigation of the influence of apartment building design policy on resident health and well-being
This cross-sectional observational study (2017–2021) aims to generate empirical evidence to guide policy decisions on apartment development and help to create healthy, equitable higher-density communities. Objectives include to benchmark the implementation of health-promoting apartment design requirements and to identify associations between requirements and resident health...
This paper argues that the global conditions enhance the desirability of policies designed to reduce income and wealth inequality, and a wide range of policy tools should be used to reduce inequality and promote cohesion.
This presentation outlines global trends in inequality. Stiglitz argues that the despair and powerlessness resulting from inequality is leveraged by demagogues and the moderate right to further entrench inequality. The presentation argues that inequality has been a choice and not just driven by technology and...
The middle class has shrunk in most OECD countries, says this report, as younger generations face growing economic pressure. While almost 70% of baby boomers were part of middle-income households in their twenties, only 60% of millennials are today.
Red is the new black: Support for and attitudes towards socialism in Australia and the United States
Results of surveying people in the United States and Australia, to understand what we think of socialism.
Achieving equality for every person in the LGBTIQ+ community. All Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ+) people have the right to be free from discrimination, have autonomy over their bodies, and access to holistic and comprehensive health services and secure housing. The Greens...