Economist Shamubeel Eaqub inspired a flurry of reactions around the country when he declared in a column for Stuff that ‘tax is love’. In this BWB Winter Series event Shamubeel will be joined by Lisa Marriott, Jess Berentson-Shaw and chair Max Rashbrooke to debate the nature of tax: is it love or is it theft? Come along, hear the discussion, and make up your own mind. 6.00–7.00 p.m. Tuesday 27 November City Gallery Wellington Civic Square All welcome, no rsvp needed
This event is part of the BWB Winter Series. BWB acknowledges the support of Creative New Zealand.
About the speakers: Shamubeel Eaqub is a consultant at Sense Partners. His focus is in analytical frameworks to aid economic forecasting, commentary and incisive research into topical areas of economics. Lisa Marriott is a Professor of Taxation at Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Accounting and Commercial Law. Lisa’s research interests include social justice and inequality, and the behavioural impacts of taxation. Jess Berentson-Shaw is a researcher and communicator, and good science advocate. She is co-director of think-and-do tank The Workshop, and a senior research associate at the Public Policy Institute at the University of Auckland. Max Rashbrooke is a journalist, author and academic based in Wellington. His books, led by the best-selling Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis (2013), helped transform national understanding of income and wealth inequality.