wealth distribution

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
Aug 17, 2012
Statscan Cansim table 376-0051 (by country) and 376-0038 (by industry)

Canadian banks' use of tax havens keeps growing

Toby Sanger
A growing share of Canada's investment overseas is being channelled by Canadian banks into tax havens. Unfortunately, there isn't much evidence our political leaders are doing much about this.
Blog
Jun 8, 2012
Chocolate coins. Photo: Dan Dvorscak/Flickr

How to fix income inequality: The experts weigh in

Trish Hennessy
Most Canadians say that deep income inequality undermines Canadian values. But what, some ask, can be done about income inequality? I turned to leading thinkers on this issue for answers.
Columnists
Jun 8, 2012

What we owe the striking Quebec students

Speaking of debts, as most governments do in order to explain why they can't create anything and need to cut back on whatever is already there, here's what I think we owe to striking Quebec students.
Blog
May 14, 2012
Occupy Wall St. Photo: Rob Sheridan/Flickr

Revivals of protest in the class war

Gerry Caplan
If the 1 per cent are still winning the brutal class war, the 99 per cent are not yet surrendering. Portents of hope are everywhere.
Blog
Apr 30, 2012

Linking higher taxes on the rich and Nazism

Gerry Caplan
It is satisfying that the world-wide campaign to reduce inequality by increasing taxation on the rich can finally record one success, right here in Ontario.
Blog
Apr 1, 2012

Cue the bleeding heart response from Sun Media

Erika Shaker
I know it's not considered "politically correct" to talk about this. But I, for one, am sick of these welfare types taking my hard-earned money and spending it on whatever they please.
Blog
Mar 27, 2012

The cheating rich

Gerry Caplan
The wealthy really are different from everyone else: They're more likely to cheat, lie, and break the law.
News
Feb 29, 2012

The trouble with the 99 per cent

Michael Laxer
The Occupy movement has been an inspiration in the way it has put inequality back on the agenda. But its core slogan is badly flawed, obscuring a real understanding of how capitalism works.
News
Feb 24, 2012

Another road for Europe: An appeal

Rossana Rossanda et al.
Europe is in crisis because it has been hijacked by neo-liberalism and finance. In the last 20 years, the meaning of the European Union has increasingly been reduced to a narrow view.
Columnists
Jan 31, 2012

Selling austerity from Davos

When Stephen Harper was in Davos, Switzerland, last week to address the World Economic Forum, he did not talk about the subject of the conference. Instead he presented his austerity plan for Canada.

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