The Big Questions
What is New Zealand's Future?
Just where is New Zealand headed? How will our future shape up? Will we be okay?
New Zealand is at a crossroads. People are increasingly concerned about where we are headed. Can we improve our appalling statistics on poverty and violence? What about work - will we all be replaced by robots? Will our children (let alone our grandchildren) be able to afford to buy a house? Can we clean up our rivers?
This book looks at many aspects of our lives and our nation. Experts in their fields write about the challenges that face us and the opportunities we have to make changes for the better.
A fascinating set of perspectives and ideas on our way of life and our future as a nation.
Writers are: Dame Anne Salmond, Judge Andrew Becroft; Rod Oram; Jacinta Ruru; Felicity Goodyear-Smith; Tim Watkin; Derek Handley; Jarrod Gilbert; Stuart McNaughton; David Brougham and Jarrod Haar; Golriz Ghahraman; Theresa Gattung; Peter O'Connor; and Leonie Freeman.
Praise for The Big Questions
...(The essays in this book) point to a future hardly imagined just a generation ago, when we seemed to be stuck with a sort of sickly, unequal, 'European'-dominated biculturalism.... We have common ground, and the essays in this fine book point firmly and hopefully to the economic and social structure we should be planning to build on it.Tim Hazledine, New Zealand Books