wealth distribution

Aug 30, 2011

When the rich and powerful overplay their hand

James Laxer
We are in the grip of a socio-economic crisis in which the rich and the powerful in the world refuse to share the burden of coping with the economic disaster they did so much to unleash.
Aug 27, 2011

So the B.C. HST was defeated. Now what?

Iglika Ivanova
Now that the HST debate is over, it would be great to see some of the energy and focus dedicated to debating the HST be redirected to designing solutions to the real challenges facing B.C.
Aug 5, 2011

Obama's birthday and 'real' democracy

Maybe they should have postponed Barack Obama's 50th birthday party until he shows signs of growing up a bit. He first looked callow, like a kid not quite up to it, in his BP oil spill speech.
Jul 21, 2011

What is a middle class income these days?

Iglika Ivanova
As our incomes grow increasingly unequal, it's becoming more important to revisit the actual distribution of incomes in Canada and B.C. and come up with an evidence-based definition of middle income.
Jul 15, 2011

How much does poverty cost B.C.?

Iglika Ivanova
We've known for a long time that we all pay for poverty. We just didn't know how much. This is the question I investigate in my latest CCPA report The Cost of Poverty in B.C.
Jul 14, 2011

When business and progressives agree

Armine Yalnizyan
It was news, not so much because of what was said, as who said it: The Conference Board of Canada released a report on rising inequality in Canada yesterday.
Jul 5, 2011

Living in conservative times

The architects of today's conservative revolution have obscured the class war that they've been waging, keeping us distracted with foreign military ventures, royals and other celebrity sightings.
Jul 4, 2011

Rationalizing corporate Canada's cash stash

Erin Weir
Cash hoarding is a critical point in the debate about corporate taxes. If incremental after-tax profits are being deposited, lower corporate tax rates likely just produce higher piles of cash.
Jul 2, 2011

The Conservative plague attacking Canada

Gerry Caplan
What have Canadians done to evoke the wrath of the heavens? It's a trifecta, folks. Harper the asbestos killer in Ottawa, Ford the city-wrecker in Toronto and Hudak the math-challenged in Ontario.
Jun 16, 2011

Incomes in Canada: Booming and busted

Armine Yalnizyan
What comes through loud and clear in the "Income in Canada" report is the fractured nature of the Canadian economy in the wake of the global recession: one part booming, the other part is busted.
May 25, 2011

Canada doesn't deserve the silver

Andrew Jackson
It has been widely reported in the Globe and elsewhere that Canada ranks number 2 in the just-released OECD Better Life Index, outstripped only by Australia.
Mar 22, 2011

Economic inequality is not 'realistic'

Why is greed and love of money considered good in the case of a wealthy investor, while the wider desire for a decent living standard is considered an expectation to be curbed in ordinary citizens?


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