Why are we running around for these people?

I am very critical of Work and Income in this blog. While I’m unapologetic about my criticism of the organisation, sometimes I feel that caseworkers disproportionately bear the brunt of disparaging comments that should be more appropriately directed towards their employer. While case managers are the face of Work and…

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Neoliberal New Zealand: no place for the poor

A few weeks ago a reader commented on my Facebook page: “where within the practice of neoliberalism is there room for caring for the poor?” The unfortunate answer is there is no space in neoliberalism for consideration for others. This is a depressing thought when we realise that neoliberalism is…

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