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Blog
Dec 21, 2012
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Why the income inequality deniers are wrong

Armine Yalnizyan
You couldn't have made it through 2012 without running into a story about income inequality. A year later, some people think it's time you go back to sleep.
Blog
Dec 19, 2012
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Gender wage gap hurts economic growth

Angella MacEwen
Women are paid less than men across OECD countries. In Canada, the 'Female to Male earnings ratio' has hovered around the 70 per cent mark for the past 20 years.
Blog
Aug 17, 2012
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Canada's economic problem is not high wages

Andrew Jackson
The view that wages are "too high" boils down to saying that workers have no right to share in rising national income, all of which should go to profits and senior managers.
Blog
Jan 5, 2012

Drummond's productivity 'puzzle'

Andrew Jackson
Don Drummond confesses that he has been wrong to believe that changes in public policies are the key to improving Canada's dismal productivity record.
Blog
Dec 26, 2011

Economic climate and inequality

Toby Sanger
The December issue of the quarterly Economic Climate for Bargaining publication I produce is now online. This issue has a number of pieces on issues of inequality.
Blog
Sep 30, 2011

Who's over or underpaid?

Toby Sanger
We all know that the wages and compensation individuals receive in private competitive markets reflects their productivity, unless pesky unions and government regulations get in the way.
Columnists
Jun 8, 2009

Corporate Canada's enemy lurks within

Canadian companies have been content with raking in profits from commodities and other less creative activities, rather than pro-actively embracing innovation as a business strategy.
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