Rich get richer, poor get poorer

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Jan 22 2011
… Poverty and inequality are bad for the poor, and for the rest of us, too. Pretending they don’t exist, or attempting to downplay their devastating impact on the lives and health of people and communities, won’t make them go away. Most of the research, local and international, points to structural solutions. The OECD says cuts to income transfers (that reduce the amount of money available to seniors, the unemployed, the disabled, and the poor to pay for housing, food, medicine and other basics) have been a key driver of poverty and inequality in Canada.

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Canada, cuts and communities

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

9 June 201o
The lesson from the “Canadian-style star chamber” of the 1990s is that it is brutally easy to make swingeing cuts to public social expenditures, but that those cuts have deep and long-term consequences for people, communities, the entire society and the economy.

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