Is wealth inequality a problem in Canada? Short answer: yes.
It would be inaccurate to say that most of the benefits of the Conservatives' $30.4 billion in tax cuts went to the middle class, as it is now being spun on social media.
Unions built the middle class in the last century and, with the right conditions, can do so again this century, a new report by Unifor economist Jordan Brennan has found.
Only 47 per cent of Canadians self-identify as middle class today, down from almost 70 per cent in 2002. This month, Hennessy's Index breaks down the numbers behind Canada's middle-class angst.
David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography, sat down with Patrick Clark to discuss the global economic crisis and need for alternatives.
This week Canada's nascent national debate about the problem of income inequality as it relates to the anxious middle class descended into ridiculous levels of un-Canadian gloating.
This week the New York Times published a study on U.S. income inequality and the middle class which reported that America's middle class is no longer the 'world's richest' -- Canada's middle class is.
With election fever mounting in Ontario, the political field is quickly crowding around the middle of the income spectrum. And unsurprisingly, low taxes are dominating the list of enticements.
All the recent talk about Canada's shrinking middle class and rising income inequality got me thinking that it might be a good time to look at a neglected economic concept: the labour share of income.
Has there ever been a moment when the political class was so united? Everyone wants to talk about the "hard-working middle class," but where is the substance?