Maybe somewhere there is a sharp individual thinking up a way to derive a clever financial instrument from the monetization of income inequality. They’d do well to rent some office space in Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada’s west coast big city was recently the subject of a report called Divisions and Disparities in Lotus-Land: Socio-Spatial Income Polarization in Greater Vancouver, 1970-2005. Produced by University of Toronto academics at the Cities Centre, this one should be a real embarrassment to the system in a truly over priced city that prefers we all just talk about the scenery nearby.
Vancouver’s middle class shrinks, poverty spreads along SkyTrain
Metro coverage of report
Divisions and disparities in Lotus-Land
Full report in .pdf format from neighbourhoodchange.ca
photo: Tom Harpel via Wikimedia Commons