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Neoliberal housing policies and financialization over the past four decades has helped transform housing in Canada from human necessity to an investment opportunity. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

New study reveals intensified housing inequality in Canada from 1981 to 2016

The conversation about housing policies needs to highlight the significant role the state plays in creating existing housing problems, and providing the resulting solutions.
Canadian Taxpayers Federation former Federal Director Aaron Wudrick announces the winners of the 18th annual Teddy Waste Awards during a news conference on Parliament Hill in 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s politics are anti-Indigenous — so why do media outlets still quote them?

When the media consults the CTF, it demonstrates contemporary hostility towards Indigenous nations. Viewing the CTF’s advocacy as a whole demonstrates their orientation very clearly.
In reprioritizing public health, the U.S. limited its ability to respond quickly and effectively to the pandemic. Anton Petrus/Moment via Getty Images

The US was not prepared for a pandemic – free market capitalism and government deregulation may be to blame

While neoliberalism has allowed U.S. markets to grow, the resultant stunted public health system left Americans to figure out how to protect themselves from COVID-19 and its fallout on their own.
A woman sweeps outside her shack in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. South Africa is among the most unequal societies in the world. Getty Images

Book calls for a rethink of capitalism amid the ravages of COVID-19

Rethinking capitalism requires that the primary focus should be on the distribution of economic power as the potential leading causal factor driving inequality.
Advocates of ‘school choice’ are often talking about wanting public funding for models like charter schools, but specialized programs should also be considered part of school choice debates. (Shutterstock)

‘School choice’ policies are associated with increased separation of students by social class

Letting parents choose which school their child attends positions parents as consumers, and often diverts students and funding away from public schools.

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