You help to pay about three-and-a-half times more taxes than Canada’s corporations. This didn’t start up recently as some neo-liberal kick-in-the-head, either. The two figures pulled apart from each other in the early 1950s. This arrangement is carried thanks to stagnant wages, too.
Man, you guys are a generous people…
The high cost of low corporate taxes
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Press Progress describes the massive ownership of wealth occurring at the top of the pyramid in Canada. The upper ten percent owns way more than the lower sixty percent.
NBottom 60% of all Canadians only own one-tenth of all wealth
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Commerce may be the primary purpose of all cities, the thing that makes other aspects of life there possible. What happens to this relationship when markets are free to gut punch housing seekers at will? Inequity seems to be shaping life in Canadian cities and this is unfair and unreasonable when it bears comparison to an out of control event, a natural disaster.
Finding rental housing in Abbotsford like ‘searching for the Holy Grail without Indiana Jones’. City has Canada’s tightest rental market, but no sign it will improve this year
An avalanche of money. An expert on how income disparities are reshaping Canada’s metropolitan areas zeroes in on Vancouver
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Minnesota remains a fortunate state in many respects. Does it have suburban poverty? Yes, and here is the final installment in a three-part series on that topic from Lakeshore News.
Communities are working toward solutions to suburban poverty