The rich do get richer. Why can't the poor also get richer?
Recent headlines have declared that worldwide wealth inequality in increasing and also that international income inequality is decreasing. Doug Saunders discusses the difference between measuring wealth and measuring income and what this means for international measures of inequality and mobility.
Globe and Mail, Doug Saunders, January 24, 2015
UBC professors to vote on fossil-fuel divestment
In January, students at UBC endorsed a plan for the University to divest from fossil fuels. Professors and staff will vote on the same proposal on Feb 8. Many see this as a way to protect the environmental interests of future generations. However, some argue that divestment campaigns will not have a large impact climate change.
Globe and Mail, Mike Hager, January 20, 2015
‘We don’t think there’s a bubble': Oliver says Canadians not buying houses they can’t afford
Federal Finance Minister dismisses the idea of a Canadian house bubble and says that Canadians aren't buying houses they can't afford.
Financial Post, January 28, 2015
Population Aging and Intergenerational Equity in Canada
A student from the University of Toronto outlines a number of factors contributing to intergenerational inequality including low fertility, low savings, and changes to the Canadian economy. This article also offers a number of recommendations to policy makers including reforming the CPP and increasing immigration.
Public Policy & Governance Review, Matteo Pirri, Spring, 2014