Income gap won't be closing soon

On the weekend the Globe and Mail wrote about income inequality in the U.S., with some Canadian observations as well.

Barrie McKenna writes: "Income is more evenly shared in Canada. But not by much, and the trend toward greater concentration at the top is identical. Between the mid-1990s and the mid-2000s, income inequality grew faster in Canada than in all but one of 17 leading developed countries."

And yet, he observes, "we don’t like to acknowledge inequality, in spite of its obvious link to poverty, crime and other social problems."

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