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February 4, 2019

Many of those objecting to the message that the wealthy should pay their fair share in taxes have been involved in schemes to allow large corporations or the wealthy to avoid taxes.

February 1, 2019

26 billionaires are as wealthy as half of all humanity combined.

January 25, 2019

“The growing number of Canadians struggling with debt is a result of the increase in income inequality. To tackle problems like the personal debt crisis we need to be taking action to reduce income inequality.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

December 18, 2017

"The growing body of credible evidence about income inequality is indisputable. But  there is also a growing consensus among economists that inequality is not inevitable. It can be stopped if countries legislate progressive income taxes, and by aggressively investigating and stopping tax cheaters and tax avoiders." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President.

February 11, 2015

"A fair tax system would address income and wealth inequality, enable governments to pay down debt, and create a healthier economy for all." — Debbie Bovyer, PEIUPSE President.

January 20, 2015

New report from Oxfam shines brighter light on where global wealth is concentrated and who controls it.

October 30, 2014

"Oxfam's report is a timely reminder that any real effort to end poverty has to confront the public policy choices that create and sustain inequality." — Professor Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University, winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics.