wealth distributionSyndicate content

Columnists

It's not about old vs. young. Growing inequality is the real problem.

Photo: frugg/flickr

I turn to Maclean's if I want to know what idea conservatives will be pushing next. So when I saw a recent copy of Maclean's featuring a jarring photo of an old person's wrinkled hand with the middle finger raised, I realized the right is gearing up to make generational conflict the next big thing.

Along with the photo of the raised middle finger was a cover photo of a smiling, white-haired older woman holding a wad of $50 bills, with many more floating around her head, as if money were raining down on her. The cover headline: "OLD. RICH. SPOILED."

Comments

We welcome your comments! rabble.ca embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on rabble.ca and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:

Do

  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.

Don't

  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.
Photo: Sharon Drummond/flickr
| September 10, 2014
Source: CANSIM 282-0002
| August 25, 2014
| August 13, 2014
Redeye

Geoff Mann on Thomas Piketty's 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century'

July 28, 2014
| "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" surveys 200 years of economic history and wealth distribution. It's sold more than 100,000 copies and is one of the most talked-about economics book in decades.
Length: 16:46 minutes (15.35 MB)
Redeye

Marjorie Griffin Cohen on Thomas Piketty's 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century'

July 28, 2014
| "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" surveys 200 years of economic history and wealth distribution. It's sold more than 100,000 copies and is one of the most talked-about economics book in decades.
Length: 13:59 minutes (12.82 MB)
Photo: Seth Anderson/flickr
| July 28, 2014
Columnists

Wynne victory exposes fallacy politicians can't win proposing tax hikes for the rich

Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/flickr

Please help rabble.ca stop Harper's election fraud plan. Become a monthly supporter.

Kathleen Wynne broke a number of taboos last week, proving it's possible to get elected premier of Canada's largest province while being a woman, while being openly gay and -- perhaps most surprising -- while openly defying the right-wing orthodoxy that's ruled this country for three decades.

It may be this last aspect of her victory that broke the most resistant taboo.

Comments

We welcome your comments! rabble.ca embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on rabble.ca and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:

Do

  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.

Don't

  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.
Photo: Gee Willi/flickr
| June 4, 2014
Syndicate content