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Oct 16, 2011

Europe, G20 and financial transactions taxes

Toby Sanger
Thanks mostly to the superb campaigning by international development, poverty and environmental activists, there's been remarkable progress in getting Europe to introduce financial transactions taxes.
Columnists
Oct 14, 2011

Canada's billionaires

In honour of the Occupy protesters and their noble cause (demanding more attention to the 99 per cent, instead of the 1 per cent), let's peruse together the sordid details of Canada's ultra-rich.
Blog
Oct 14, 2011

The time for us to Occupy together has come!

Brent Patterson
The Council of Canadians supports the Occupy movement. The world-wide occupations seek to draw attention to the corporate control of our economy, and the resulting wealth inequalities.
Blog
Oct 13, 2011

Why occupy? It's the inequality

Marc Lee
The Occupy Wall Street protests hinge on injustice, in particular a malaise with an economic system that has brought us inequality and the rise of the super-rich. But surely that is just the U.S.?
Blog
Oct 13, 2011

B.C.'s top 1 per cent: Doing fabulous, thank you

Seth Klein
Occupy Wall Street has shone new light on the growing gap between the richest 1 per cent and the rest of us. But that's the U.S. right? Surely, our reality is different, eh? Think again.
Blog
Oct 12, 2011

Occupy Wall Street movement is democracy in action

Gerry Caplan and Amanda Grzyb
Has the revolution finally arrived? Chances are you hadn't heard of the Occupy Wall Street movement three weeks ago, when a few hundred activists first occupied a park in Manhattan.
Blog
Oct 12, 2011

What do the Wall Street occupiers want?

Brian Topp
Wall Street is "occupied." What do they want, those protesters and their sympathizers? It is blindly obvious what the Wall Street occupiers and ordinary people all around the world want.
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.
Blog
Sep 29, 2011

It's time to stop giving money to the rich

Brian Topp
A spectre is haunting Europe -- and the United States. That spectre: the proposition that the time has come to stop borrowing billions of dollars every year in order to give it to rich people.
Blog
Sep 26, 2011

The revolution will be tweeted

Velcrow Ripper
Business as usual is clearly not working. The occupation of Wall Street is just beginning, but it is already sending a powerful message, a challenge to the old world order.
Blog
Sep 23, 2011

Taxing the rich

Andrew Jackson
Over at the Globe and Mail Economy Lab, our friend Stephen Gordon argues that there are only limited revenues to be gained by taxing the rich.
Blog
Sep 16, 2011

Inequality is bad for business

Armine Yalnizyan
Yesterday the Conference Board of Canada released its second report on income inequality, looking at trends in income inequality internationally, between and within nations.
Blog
Sep 9, 2011

The history of the post-9/11 world

Gerry Caplan
Ten years after the trauma of 9/11, the richest 1 per cent of Americans earn as much as the bottom 60 per cent and have as much wealth as the bottom 90 per cent. But you ain't seen nothing yet.

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