To do this, to paint pre-1984 New Zealand, pre-neoliberal New Zealand as a fairly egalitarian paradise, he only had to ignore up to two thirds of the population and the inequalities they suffered.
“New Zealand up until the 1980s was fairly egalitarian, apart from Maori and women, our increasing income gap started in the late 1980s and early 1990s,” says Rashbrooke. “These young club members are the first generation to grow up in a New Zealand really starkly divided by income.”
Racism and patriarchy can sit comfortably with a fairly egalitarian society if you are to believe the Left over Left.
As he implies in the paper today, captioned and quoted above, New Zealand in the 1980s was not fairly egalitarian…
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