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| August 25, 2014
| August 13, 2014
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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)
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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)
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| July 28, 2014
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Wynne victory exposes fallacy politicians can't win proposing tax hikes for the rich

Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/flickr

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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.

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| June 4, 2014
| May 30, 2014

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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