The news that trust in neoliberalism is dead, that confidence in the unrestrained free market has become unfathomable to the majority of U.S. citizens, has become more evident since 2008.
People are bombarded with appeals to look after their personal finances. There is much less discussion of how interest rates get set, and what is the impact on the economy of spending cuts.
Last week's publication of the so-called "sunshine" list of 88,412 Ontario public sector workers earning more than $100,000 per year elicited lots of howls of outrage in terms of online commentary.
What could be Toronto's contribution to a revolt against austerity zealots? It may stand before us: dedicated funding for public transit.
Chávez will not be remembered simply as a politician who alleviated his country's rate of poverty. Instead he will be reminisced as a man, and perhaps already as a legend, who empowered the poor.
What appears to have infuriated the western establishment was Hugo Chavez's audacity in challenging -- and scoring some victories against -- western dominance of the world economy.
There is no agreed-upon definition of 'middle class' among economists. It varies based on whether you look at family or individual income, provincial or national data, before or after tax.
A new CCPA report argues that Canada's tax system needs a "fairness" overhaul and presents a framework for progressive tax reform.
Statistics Canada's release on the escalating incomes of the top 1 per cent gained a lot of media coverage -- and also provoked some very defensive reactions by major organs of the Canadian media.
The personal income tax system is only one means to deal with rising income inequality, but it is a doubly effective tool.