income disparity

Podcast
Jul 15, 2015

Economic Inequality: It's Far Worse Than You Think

Redeye
While everyone knows that the rich have a lot more money than the poor, we appear to have no idea just how big that gap is. A new article takes a look at our misconceptions about inequality.
Podcast
Apr 28, 2015

Book: A Better Place on Earth

Redeye
The divide between rich and poor in British Columbia is wider than in any other province. Andrew MacLeod documents the corrosive impact of inequality in his new book.
Blog
Nov 20, 2014
Photo: Book_Maiden/flickr

Nova Scotia Tax Review: Eroding tax fairness

Christine Saulnier
On balance, the tax package proposed in this report will result in a regressive and unfair tax regime in Nova Scotia that will harm the economy and make current problems worse.
Blog
Apr 2, 2013
Photo: bgilliard/Flickr

Who is earning too much?

Andrew Jackson
Last week's publication of the so-called "sunshine" list of 88,412 Ontario public sector workers earning more than $100,000 per year elicited lots of howls of outrage in terms of online commentary.
Blog
Nov 23, 2012
Image: HikingArtist.com/Flickr

The rich stay rich, according to Fraser Institute report

David Macdonald
A new report from the Fraser Institute certainly doesn't intend to make this conclusion, but their data shows that the rich stay rich as everyone else fights for entrance to this exclusive club.
Blog
Feb 20, 2012

The myth of American resilience

James Laxer
The truth about America is that it is anything but flexible and resilient and faces a range of obstacles that portend decline rather than a creative re-birth that will re-establish its supremacy.
Blog
Jan 23, 2012

The political roots of inequality

Andrew Jackson
In the book Winner Take All Politics, Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson argue that the key underlying cause of the winner-take-all U.S. economy has been winner-take-all politics.
Blog
Jan 10, 2012

Cost of inequitable tax loopholes increases

Toby Sanger
Finance Canada published its annual Tax Expenditure Report for 2011 and it shows that the cost of some of the most inequitable tax preferences and loopholes continues to rise.
Blog
Jan 9, 2012

Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy

Nick Falvo
December marked the three-year anniversary of Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy. While I believe there is much to celebrate, much remains to be done.
Blog
Jan 3, 2012

The Clash for the Cash: CEO vs. the Average Joe

Kerri-Anne Finn
Today the CCPA released its annual look at CEO compensation, and found that by noon on January 3rd, Canada's Elite 100 CEOs will have already pocketed $44,366.
Blog
Dec 7, 2011

Mind the OECD credibility gap

Andrew Jackson
Further to Toby's post, the OECD report on inequality is worth a careful read. It bolsters, through careful analysis, two key arguments long advanced by the labour movement and progressive economists.

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