National Post editor concludes income inequality is a problem

Jonathan Kay, managing editor of the National Post's Comment section, read Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks' book The Trouble With Billionaires and came away convinced that income inequality is a "real problem" worthy of public debate in Canada. The book argues extreme income inequality can destabilize whole economies and offers solutions to fix the problem. Kay writes: "I was surprised how reasonable I found many of the arguments in this book—a symptom, I suppose, of my own shaken faith in laissez-faire mantras in the wake of the 2008 crash and recession." Read his thoughtful review of the book in the latest edition of The Literary Review of Canada.