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It can be difficult these days, especially here in Alberta, to fathom that there is light at the end of the proverbial tunnel in regards to our future.

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June 27, 2014 |
Collective wealth comes from the taxes we all should pay. Tax havens, tax avoidance and regressive tax systems have steadily eroded this collective wealth. This has to stop.
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How corruption became a global problem in an age of neoliberalism

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When it comes to corruption, we are so parochial. Gas plants, gas plants, gas plants. (That Twitter parody of Tim Hudak's "Jobsjobsjobs" was the most sophisticated line of the campaign, IMHO.) You'd think from the hysteria that Ontario is uniquely awful. We aren't. Corruption is trending globally.

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The rise of a super-rich in Canada (and increase in inequality)

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An immensely rich and powerful class right here in Canada is quietly amassing ever greater wealth and power to hand down to their heirs, who will be still richer and more powerful.

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Capitalism, oligarchy and the new economic order

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What Is Stephen Harper Reading? That was the title of a book Yann Martel wrote in 2011. He wrote it as a compilation of recommended readings he sent bi-monthly to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. I know it is a bit late but I wish Martel had included among those titles Capital in the Twenty-First Century, the newly released book authored by French economist Thomas Piketty.

As an economist by training, Stephen Harper would be interested in reading what Thomas Piketty has to say about capitalism and the threat that rising inequality is representing for the whole economic system.

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