'Max Rashbrooke's insightful commentary on how wealth, poverty, and class affects Aotearoa draws from an impressive evidence base, and offers a clear and illuminating summary of the often confusing data on inequality. An essential book for our times.'
'This revelatory book speaks to diverse economic experiences, the factors perpetuating the status quo, and how we can do better. Shedding light on unspoken social divisions and rules, Too Much Money brings Aotearoa New Zealand's story of intergenerational wealth to life.'
Olivia Wills, Senior Economist, NZIER
'Too Much Money is probably this country’s most insightful, well-researched, clearly written treatise on Aotearoa’s wealth divide to date.'
Penny Hartill, Kete Books
'This book explores the mechanisms which cause Aotearoa New Zealand’s wealth inequality to grow. With interviews woven throughout, Max Rashbrooke presents a compelling story of how access to wealth perpetuates opportunity, and what we can do about it.'
NZIER 2021 Summer Reading List for the Prime Minister
'How do we fairly tax the rich' Max Rashbrooke, Stuff, 1 May 2022.
'Danyl McLauchlan on Too Much Money, a book about what divides us', Danyl McLauchlan, The Spinoff, 19 March 2022.
'Covid-19: Wealth gap widened in pandemic - research', RNZ Morning Report, 28 January 2022.
'Book Review: Three of the best from 2021', RNZ Nine to Noon, 27 January 2022.
'On the Tiles: Max Rashbrooke on class and inequality in New Zealand, and what politicians can do', Thomas Coughlan and Max Rashbrooke, NZ Herald podcast, 21 January 2022.
'Vic Books For Breakfast', RadioActive, 13 January 2022.
'The richest saw their wealth soar during the pandemic. Was there a different path?', Duncan Greive, 13 December 2021.
'Over 300,000 New Zealanders owe more than they own – is this a problem?', The Conversation, 13 December 2021.
'Review: Too Much Money: How Wealth Disparities Are Unbalancing Aotearoa New Zealand', Penny Hartill, Kete Books, December 2021
'Max Rashbrooke – Too Much Money and Inequality in Aotearoa New Zealand', YouTube, NZPSA - Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi, 2 December 2021.
'Book review: Too Much Money', RNZ Nine to Noon, 30 November 2021.
'All things being unequal – author Max Rashbrooke on class, wealth and poverty in NZ', Business Desk, 28 November 2021.
'Too Much Money: How Wealth Disparities are Unbalancing Aotearoa New Zealand', New Books Network, 24 November 2021.
'The Bank of Mum and Dad is allowing New Zealand's wealthy to become "opportunity hoarders"', Max Rashbrooke, The Guardian, 21 November 2021.
'Unfair shares: The rich own more than you think, and the struggling own much, much less', Rob Stock, Stuff, 21 November 2021.
'The return of the landed gentry: why the wealthy are getting wealthier', Stuff, 21 November 2021.
'A classless society? Don't make me laugh', Max Rashbrooke, Stuff, 19 November 2021.
'Book of the Week: Kelburn left, Remuera Right', Finlay Macdonald, Newsroom, 18 November 2021.
'Max Rashbrooke's latest book on wealth disparity in Aotearoa', RNZ, 15 November 2021.
'Wellington Researcher on Rich New Zealanders: "Growing wealth inequality risks division"', NewstalkZB, 15 November 2021.
'Q+A with Jack Tame – Max Rashbrooke on his new book Too Much Money', TVNZ, 14 November 2021.
'Income inequality increasing, unbalancing Aotearoa – author', 1 News, 14 November 2021.
'Fair's Fair', Bruce Munro, Otago Daily Times, 25 October 2021.
'A fair chance for all: The story of disadvantage in New Zealand', Max Rashbrooke, The Spinoff, July 21 2021.