People are the heart of the real economy. People work to produce the goods and services. We innovate, save and invest. It is for people that the economy should work to provide our needs. It should enable us to create better lives in terms of our welfare and happiness as individuals, community and wider society. We want a society that is fairer, that tolerates neither poverty nor the human and economic costs of high inequality of wealth and income, where people are no longer economically disadvantaged by being women, Māori or Pasefika, and where diversity is valued.