A tip of the hat to Prof. Piketty

David Foot and Daniel Stoffman / The Globe and Mail

It’s rare for a book on economics to become a bestseller. It’s even rarer for a book by a hitherto unknown economist to reset the discussion among economists and policy-makers over a vitally important economic issue. But that’s what French economist Thomas Piketty did with the publication earlier this year of his 700-page tome, Capital in the Twenty-first Century.

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Wealth inequality poll finds Canadians want a much more level society

Daniel Tencer / Huffington Post Canada

Canadians “vastly underestimate” the extent of wealth inequality in Canada, but would still like to see a much more equal society, according to research carried out for the left-leaning Broadbent Institute.

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The wealth gap is worse than you think

Kate Robertson / NOW Magazine

A new video by the Broadbent Institute shows that Canadians would be surprised at how big the gap really is between the rich and poor in this country.

 

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Gap between rich and poor greater than most Canadians think

Sara Mojtehedzadeh / The Toronto Star

Canadians drastically underestimate the country’s wealth gap but still show broad support for policies such as higher income taxes to address the problem, according to new research by an Ottawa-based think tank.

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Higher taxes answer to closing wealth gap: survey

David Akin / QMI

OTTAWA — They're richer than we think.

A new poll from the progressive think-tank The Broadbent Institute concludes that Canadians do not have an accurate picture of the difference between the amount of wealth controlled by the country's richest people and the amount controlled by the poorest.

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Canadians vastly underestimate wealth gap, big schism exists between ideal and reality: landmark survey

Animated video shows what people think gap is compared to the ideal and actual wealth distributions

OTTAWA—Canadians vastly underestimate the wealth gap in Canada and want a much more balanced distribution. This is the key finding in the first-ever survey to ask Canadians what they think the wealth distribution is and what they think the ideal should be.

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Wealth Gap Bigger than Canadians Imagine

Jeremy J. Nuttall, The Tyee

Canadians are unaware of the size of the growing wealth gap in the country, a new report from the Broadbent Institute says.

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Wealth gap in Canada far worse than people think

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Wealth inequality worse than Canadians think: report

Lauren Strapagiel / canada.com

Although the majority of Canadians are concerned about wealth inequality in Canada, a new report says they’re also underestimating the sizable gap between the rich and the poor.

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Animated video will reveal results of landmark survey on perceptions and misconceptions of wealth gap

OTTAWA—The Broadbent Institute is offering news media embargoed copies of an animated video and accompanying landmark survey that asked Canadians for the first time what they think the wealth gap is and what the ideal should be. This allowed for a comparison with the actual wealth distribution in Canada.

For more information, please contact:

Cim Nunn, Progress Gala Communications Coordinator
416-627-7695 or cnunn [at] broadbentinstitute [dot] ca - See more at: http://www.broadbentinstitute.ca/en/blog/spotlight-inequality-broadbent-...
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