Child poverty in New Zealand:
by Patrick O'Brien
“The principle that the poor, who must subsist on table scraps dropped by
the rich, can best be served by giving the rich bigger meals.” ~ William Blum
New Zealand children come second to last when measured against children of all other OECD countries in their standard of health care, housing, nutrition, education and infant mortality rates.
For 30 years, successive Governments in New Zealand have applied the “trickle-down” theory to their social policies and — along with their mantra of being corrupt-free and 100% Pure — Kiwis have also deluded themselves into believing that New Zealand is a great place to bring up children.
Well, sadly, as Bryan Bruce’s TV3 documentary “Inside New Zealand: Child Poverty” clearly shows . . . it’s not, and here is a selection of related articles, plus commentary, and a Link to the original documentary on my Wall at Google-Plus: