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18 September 2021

Bentham in the Beehive: Utilitarianism, Neoliberalism and the Wellbeing Budgets

By | COVID-19, Featured, Home Page, Neil Vallelly, Politics, Published Research, Uncategorized, Wellbeing | No Comments

In this article, ESRA researcher Neil Vallelly interrogates the origins of wellbeing policy, arguing that the ‘idea that wellbeing is linked to a society that glorifies and hoards private property, exploits and precaritises work, and sees debt as a necessary component of having a place to live, access to healthcare, and getting an education, is one that we must challenge at every opportunity.’ more

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8 October 2020

Productivity and the future of technology

By | Book, ESRA, Featured, Front Page, Home Page, productivity commission, Research, Researcher, Shannon Walsh, technology, workers | No Comments

In this chapter excerpt from the forthcoming ESRA collection ‘Whose Futures?’ Shannon Walsh considers the New Zealand Productivity Commission’s recent inquiry into Technological change and the future of work. He examines the inquiry as a case study in the limitations of mainstream economic thought on the question of the future of technology and technological change. more

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9 July 2020

‘People Learn from Using Their Power’: An Interview with Tali Williams

By | Featured, Friends, Home Page, Nadia Abu-Shanab and Tali Williams | No Comments

Nadia Abu-Shanab interviews Tali Williams, the Retail, Finance and Commerce Sector Secretary of First Union. Williams was perhaps the union movement’s most prominent face through the COVID-19 lockdown, and she talks here frankly about organising, politics, and conflict. more

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15 May 2020

Future-Proofing Aotearoa New Zealand for Life After COVID-19

By | Anna-Maria Murtola, COVID-19, ESRA, Featured, Home Page, Jack Foster, Simon Barber, Vanessa Cole | No Comments

Crises can catalyse broad-based social change. Yet the shape of such changes is not determined in advance. In this contribution, four ESRA researchers propose some key principles that should guide the economic and social recovery from Covid-19 and future proof Aotearoa New Zealand. more

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20 March 2020

Memorial through action

By | Featured, Hala Nasr, Home Page, Published Research | No Comments

One year on from the white supremacist terrorist attack in Christchurch, gender-based violence specialist Hala Nasr reminds us that everyday racism and white supremacist terrorism are deeply connected. In this powerful reflection, Hala encourages us to honour the memory of the victims of the attack by tackling the indifference toward racism that is still very much embedded in our society. more

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