Forget about the one percent. On this episode of CJSR's Invisible Ink, we're talking about something even more exclusive: the 0.1 percent. As GINI rates — the accepted standard coefficient to analyze income inequality — continue to rise in Canada and around the world, what effects is the emergence of hyper-wealthy elite having on our society and our democratic institutions?
This episode of Invisible Ink features an interview with Chrystia Freeland, author of the 2011 book Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone. Else.
Then, in the second part of the show, we show how Canada is rapidly falling prey to extreme wealth concentration by presenting excerpts of a lecture that Canadian journalist, author, and social critic Linda McQuaig delivered at the Public Interest Alberta's 2013 annual conference.
Prior to her presentation at the conference, CJSR had the opportunity to speak with Linda McQuaig about a true north strong and free that is increasingly becoming inequitable, and the devastating impacts that it's having on our country.