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Northern Reflections: How Long?

                                            http://www.businessinsider.com/In the wake of Justin Trudeau’s trip to Davos, Gerry Caplan  a… . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: How Long?

Michal Rozworski: 2015: Year in review

  As 2015 comes to a close, here’s a podcast and a post that’s something in between a best of and a year in review. It’s a look back at some of my interviews from 2015, both in terms of significant subjects and personal favourites. First up, it is interesting to follow my sequence of interviews […] . . . → Read More: Michal Rozworski: 2015: Year in review

Northern Reflections: Stunning Inequality

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The Broadbent Institute has just released a study on the distribution of wealth in Canada. Rick Smith, the institute’s director, writes:

While the growing income share of the richest 1 per cent often dominates the headlines, looking at the distribution of wealth as opposed to income provides a broader view of the . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: Stunning Inequality

Northern Reflections: Sleeping Through The Drama

Thomas Picketty’s new book, Capital In The 21st Century, is generating a flurry of interest south of the border. Paul Krugman has praised the book’s scholarship and its conclusion that we are living in a second Gilded Age. And the central theme of the book — economic inequality — has the president’s attention. Linda . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: Sleeping Through The Drama

Northern Reflections: Inequality Keeps Them In Power

Everyone complains about public apathy. We know that democracy in Canada is in trouble. But nothing seems to change. Alex Himelfarb suggests that the reason things don’t change is because we lack social trust:

By “social trust” is meant something more than whether we trust our neighbour or others in our community or . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: Inequality Keeps Them In Power

Northern Reflections: A Striking Universe

That’s the title of a recent paper by Jordan Brennan of George Brown College. Tom Walkom writes in today’s Toronto Star that:Brennan’s paper is a critique not only of the economy but of the way most of us look at the economy. He takes on the widespr… . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: A Striking Universe

Northern Reflections: It’s No Longer a Gap, It’s a Chasm

Carol Goar, in today’s Toronto Star, writes that two recent reports highlight the new solitudes in Canadian society. One report comes from the Toronto Dominion Bank, the other from Food Banks Canada. TD proclaims:

“Canadian corporate balance sheets are solid as a rock,” the bank assured its clients in a special report. “Unlike households . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: It’s No Longer a Gap, It’s a Chasm