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Aug 25, 2014
Source: CANSIM 282-0002

Why we should care about labour force numbers

Angella MacEwen
Labour economists dissect the details of the monthly Labour Force Survey, hungry for data and answers. But why should we care about the number or proportion of part-time workers anyway?
Blog
May 30, 2014

Who really benefits from Canada's tax giveaways?

Kayle Hatt
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.
Columnists
Apr 28, 2014

The inequality trap

Because inequality's not a top-of-mind concern, people are content with crumbs instead of larger shares of the pie. Moving inequality onto the public agenda requires calling for radical change.
Blog
Apr 25, 2014
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Why I'm not gloating about Canada's middle class

Trish Hennessy
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.
Blog
Mar 5, 2014
  Figure 1. Labour share of income in Canada, total employment and private secto

The labour share and income inequality

Michal Rozworski
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.
Blog
Feb 27, 2014
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Wealth inequality: Going from bad to (net) worth

David Macdonald
If income inequality -- where the top 20 per cent of families get 43 per cent of the income -- is concerning, then wealth inequality should be downright shocking.
Blog
Feb 24, 2014

Why the minimum wage debate isn't going to go away

Armine Yalnizyan
There is a good reason why the minimum wage has fired up so much debate lately. It has to do with how a "trickle-away" recovery has dogged so many advanced economies since the 2008 global crisis hit.
Blog
Jan 16, 2014
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Class warfare: The U.S. economy

Robert Chernomas
Repeating over and over again the idea that taxing the rich, government social programs and regulation are the cause of unemployment, low wages, debt and lack of innovation doesn't make it true.
Blog
Jan 9, 2014
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Class warfare: An economic primer

Robert Chernomas
It is not really about budget deficits or government debt; it is about cutting workers' wages, taxes, social programs and environmental regulations.

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