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VIDEO. Zillionaire-to-zillionaire: there will be pitchforks if inequality isn’t tackled

Entrepreneur Nick Hanauer is a super-rich guy who, in his own words, is a “proud and unapologetic capitalist.” He owns multiple houses, a yacht and his own private jet. And he’s got a message for his fellow “zillionaires“: the pitchforks are coming for us. The reason? Growing inequality. Hanauer provides a road map to tackle obscene levels […]

August 13, 2014

Entrepreneur Nick Hanauer is a super-rich guy who, in his own words, is a “proud and unapologetic capitalist.” He owns multiple houses, a yacht and his own private jet.

And he’s got a message for his fellow “zillionaires“: the pitchforks are coming for us. The reason? Growing inequality.

Hanauer provides a road map to tackle obscene levels of economic inequality and stop a revolution in his new Ted Talk, recorded this month at TedSalon in New York City.

Watch a snippet: 

 

 

Photo: GollyGforce. Used under a Creative Commons BY-SA-2.0 licence.

WE'RE PROTECTING CANADIANS BY HOLDING THE POWERFUL ACCOUNTABLE

Journalism is an important public service. That’s why we’re prioritizing stories aimed at keeping Canadians safe and holding the powerful accountable.

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4 ways to refute the Fraser Institute’s bogus tax index

News flash: the Fraser Institute’s ongoing push for small government packaged in its latest study exaggerates the size of taxes to come up with a bogus story line about how Canadians are paying too much in taxes. Released on Tuesday with the attention-grabbing headline, Average Canadian family spends more on taxes than necessities of life, the […]

August 12, 2014

News flash: the Fraser Institute’s ongoing push for small government packaged in its latest study exaggerates the size of taxes to come up with a bogus story line about how Canadians are paying too much in taxes.

Released on Tuesday with the attention-grabbing headline, Average Canadian family spends more on taxes than necessities of life, the Canadian Consumer Tax Index claims the average family spent 41.8% of their total income on taxes in 2013 ($32,369 out of $77,381)….