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.' as well as excerpts of a lecture that Canadian journalist and social critic Linda McQuaig delivered at the Public Interest Alberta's 2013 annual conference.