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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.
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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 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.
Blog
Dec 6, 2011

OECD on inequality

Toby Sanger
Following concern expressed by the IMF, the Conference Board and thousands of protesters around the world, the OECD has just released an extensive 400-page report on the problem of growing inequality.
Columnists
Nov 23, 2011

Closing accounts with Wall Street megabanks

Occupy protesters marched on local branches of banks, so participants could close their accounts, and others could hold teach-ins to discuss the problems created by these unaccountable institutions.
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Nov 18, 2011

Challenging capitalism: A 12-step program

Marc Lee
A year ago, I posted "What are the game changers?", an attempt at sparking some strategic thinking for the left. After a month of Occupation, I want to put some of these ideas back on the table.
Columnists
Nov 16, 2011

After the Occupy Wall Street raid

We got word just after 1 a.m. Tuesday that New York City police were raiding the Occupy Wall Street encampment. I raced down with the Democracy Now! news team to Zuccotti Park.
Columnists
Nov 4, 2011

New Philanthropy in conservative times

Philanthropy literally means love of man, or humanity. You don't sense much of that in the New version, though there's lots of self-praise, and a sense of power through the ability to micromanage.
Blog
Nov 4, 2011

Occupying the Lang and O'Leary Exchange

Armine Yalnizyan
Starting today I will be on a regular weekly biz panel for the Lang and O'Leary show. A cool opportunity to bring a progressive perspective into perhaps the most neoliberal Punch and Judy show.
Blog
Nov 1, 2011

Families, time and well-being

Andrew Jackson
Inequality of well-being among families with children is increasing at an even faster rate than income inequality, according to a new study by Peter Burton and Shelley Phipps.
Blog
Oct 21, 2011

Wealth and income in the top 1 per cent

Marc Lee
One thing I really like about the Occupy movement is that it is reclaiming mental space. I'm thinking of the focus on the riches gained by the top 1 per cent, and of naming and shaming capitalism.
Columnists
Oct 20, 2011

Time is on Occupy movement's side

The fact that the Occupy Wall Street movement has been able to sustain its occupation over time has been the ground on which this global movement has arisen.
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Oct 18, 2011

Occupation, democracy and co-ops

Marc Lee
The link between the radical democracy of the Occupy movement and co-ops is straightforward. Co-ops are member-owned and more deeply anchored in the local economy.

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