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Penney Kome | Universal basic income needs safeguards or the result will be more gig work and much less security for workers.
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Duncan Cameron | As the world faces growing inequalities and environmental destruction, members of the working class have been abandoned by their representatives and attacked by governments.
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Alex Himelfarb | Yes, deficits are growing, but if government is truly to make a comeback, if we are to usher in a rebalancing of public and private, individual and collective, this budget is just a down payment.
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Rick Salutin | When is the right time to reverse the spread of inequality and the decline in services: long-term care, pharmacare, child care, university costs? It's any time, or the day before.
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Lorenzo Vargas | Are we seeing a shift in economic thinking towards a model in which high unemployment, massive wealth concentration, or inequitable access to services are seen as the real crises to be tackled?
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Linda McQuaig, Neil Brooks | This is not rocket science. Canada's wealthy are sitting on more wealth than ever before. The public supports a wealth tax. And the budget is next week.
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David Suzuki | During the pandemic alone, the world's 500 richest people grew their wealth by almost US$2 trillion, while so many others suffered. The world’s wealthiest one per cent now owns half the global wealth.
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Rick Salutin | The term "affordability" hides the stasis or fallback of the last 40 years and the failure of neoliberalism to deliver even a sustained status quo.
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Linda McQuaig | A wealth tax has received little media coverage -- beyond denunciations in the National Post, which surely has nothing to do with the fact the media is largely owned by billionaires.
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Thomas Ponniah | Various degrees of fascism, liberalism, and socialism are back precisely because we are again confronted with problems that traditional liberalism cannot solve.
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Penney Kome | Members of the new federal Advisory Committee on Canada's Poverty Reduction Strategy all have personal experience of poverty, and they are working to build resilient communities across the country.
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Duncan Cameron | Why are tens of thousands of regular people, citizens of the French Republic, staging a democratic revolt against tax increases?