wealth distribution

News
Dec 2, 2010

Richest one per cent's share of wealth at historic high

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Canada's richest one per cent are taking more of the gains from economic growth than ever before in recorded history, says a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Podcast
Nov 23, 2010

The Trouble With Billionaires: Part 1

Redeye
If you earned one dollar every second you would be a millionaire in 12 days. It would take another 32 years for you to become a billionaire.
Podcast
Nov 23, 2010

The Trouble With Billionaires: Part 2

Redeye
If you earned one dollar every second you would be a millionaire in twelve days. It would take another 32 years for you to become a billionaire.
News
Nov 12, 2010

Tax the rich: increase employment and sustain demand

Al Engler
The wealthiest one per cent claim close to 20 per cent of total income. If their share was reduced to five per cent, extravagant consumption and the waste of resources would be greatly reduced.
Columnists
Nov 17, 2009

Financial elite back in the saddle

This time last year, financial elites everywhere seemed under siege. A year later, they are safely back in the saddle, enjoying a virtual stranglehold over key public policies.
Columnists
Oct 20, 2009

Pay bonanza continues for bankers

Banks and securities firms are on track this year to pay their employees a record $140 billion -- an amount that exceeds the peak year of 2007, just before they put the global economy into meltdown.
Columnists
Sep 8, 2009

Tax havens: out of sight, out of mind

No one questions the zeal of Canadian authorities in ensuring that ordinary folks pay every cent of their taxes. Yet the government doesn't appear to be equally zealous when it comes to the rich.
Columnists
Mar 26, 2009

Change for a dollar

We need more than financial stability. We need an ethical financial sector whose commitment to shared prosperity equals its desire for stability.
Columnists
Mar 20, 2009

Who's Obama proving to be?

Barack Obama is in the difficult position of being a president who wants to do good in a position that requires him to serve the U.S. economic elite and maintain American military dominance.
Columnists
Mar 18, 2009

Those hit hardest get no bailout

Taxpayers' bailout money for AIG bonuses has rightfully provoked a massive backlash against AIG, Wall Street, President Barack Obama and his economic advisers.

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