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The Age of Increasing Inequality

Since the 1980s, Canada's top 1%, and especially the 0.1%, have accumulated vast fortunes while most other Canadians have paid most of the country's taxes, while dealing with unaffordable housing, stagnant wages, and a lack of full time jobs for new graduates. Lars Osberg documents our dramatically rising inequality, providing shocking data about life with top, middle and bottom Canadian incomes, and explaining the causes, from trade deals, the gradual decline of unions, astronomical salaries for corporate executives, managers, and some fortunate professionals.