As Canada emerges from the pandemic, creating jobs and achieving full employment are top priorities. Relegated to the back burner are balanced budgets and reducing debt.
Economists estimate the tax on households worth over $50 million could bring in $3 trillion over 10 years, but it will run into constitutional challenges.
You might be surprised to find yourself in the company of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos in the world’s richest 1%. This has big implications for planetary survival.
The pace of federal government action to date does not align with the urgency of the twin climate and inequality crises. The latest fiscal update doesn’t go far enough on either crisis.
The inner suburbs are home to large numbers of workers in jobs vulnerable to the pandemic. If they’re forced to seek cheaper housing in outer suburbs, the urban divide will widen.
Rebuilding cities post-pandemic will start with neighbourhood hope, and strong social and community planning.
For most of the past five decades, income inequality has been higher in rural counties than in urban areas. Now, urban areas are catching up.
An economist specializing in inequality explains how a basic income guarantee is just what low-wage workers and the economy need.
Economic inequality is growing across the world, but few are talking about the ways to tackle it.
The T-Mobile-Sprint merger is the latest example of weakened enforcement of antitrust laws, which reduces competition and exacerbates already-record levels of inequality.
Nobody else, apart from CEOs, has enjoyed a similar rise in their fortunes since the 1980s.
The gap between rich and poor is at record levels in the U.S., yet it varies widely among the states. A political scientist explains why.
The United States is exhibiting several of the signs that have historically resulted in uprisings and revolutions. Is another American revolution looming?
The phoney debate about corporate activism distracts from the need for a debate about inequality.
At 33%, New Zealand’s highest income tax rate is relatively low compared to other economies. Lifting it and cutting tax for low-income earners could improve welfare.
The key to arresting galloping inequality in Australia comes down to housing policy and reversing spiralling housing costs.
The Institute for Health and Welfare issued an “errata” to correct statements about inequality that were perfectly correct.
Populism is on the rise in countries where inequality has been fairly stable over time, as well as countries where inequality has grown.
The IMF has increasingly turned its focus to growing inequality worldwide. Ironically, research shows that policy reforms it mandated exacerbated income inequalities.
Most of the gains from the record economy went to those at the top, while everyone else saw much smaller gains – if any – in income and wealth.