In the formal announcement about Labour's leadership yesterday, Mr Shearer said he did not want to see the gap between the rich and poor grow further, and wanted to be part of the Government's proposed poverty committee.
|David Shearer conflating poverty with inequality|
I explained briefly here why they are not related, and why inequality is not the problem.
NZ Classical Liberal does it better than I with this post.
If David Shearer is going to lead Labour to be a party of ideas, he'll need to ensure he's on top of basic and completely different conceps like poverty and inequality.