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Wealth and Degradation: The Role of Economic Inequality in the Climate Crisis, with Max Rashbrooke – RECORDING

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Wealthier households tend to generate more carbon emissions than poorer ones. And economic inequality, in itself, may lead to higher emissions.

In this webinar, writer and public intellectual Max Rashbrooke has taken us through the connections between these two pressing issues.


Max Rashbrooke is a Wellington-based writer and public intellectual, with twin interests in economic inequality and democratic renewal. His latest book is Too Much Money: How Wealth Disparities are Unbalancing Aotearoa New Zealand, based on research he carried out as the 2020 J. D. Stout Fellow at Victoria University of Wellington. His previous works include Government for the Public Good: The Surprising Science of Large-Scale Collective Action and Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis, both published by Bridget Williams Books. A senior associate of the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, he writes a fortnightly column for Stuff, and his work appears in outlets such as the Guardian and Prospect magazine. His talk on upgrading democracy has been viewed over 1m times.

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