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To truly reduce inequality, Canada must question neoliberal policies

<i>Roy Culpeper is senior fellow at the School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa.</i><p>In a recent publication, three researchers at the International Monetary Fund called into question certain aspects of the neoliberal agenda. The term, as the authors correctly state, is …

When Does Equality Flourish?

Late one evening in the summer of 2012, a group of researchers stood outside a bar in Lawrence, Kansas. They worked for Laura Van Berkel, a graduate student in psychology at the University of Kansas who was interested in how drinking alcohol affects people’s thinking about equality. To that end, as …

Psychology

Business Ownership Will Close the Wealth Gap

For National Small Business Week, l'd like to draw attention to the potential of business ownership to address the wealth gap in all of our communities. Most of the attention of the inequality gap has been on the disappearing middle, but there's a racial component to the problem as well. Wealth …

Oregon State University Will Force Incoming Students to Take 'Social Justice Training'

Oregon State University provides a good example. The campus has plans to implement a new training program for incoming freshmen in the fall of 2016. …

Fighting income inequality: the role business can play

In recent months, debates about global economic inequality have reached boiling point. In Britain, voters will soon decide whether to exit the …

Inequality should matter to all of us

The danger is that we slide towards a new political contract accidentally, without addressing the blindspot of the growing separation of the elite …

Income Inequality

A ripple effect: From access to clean water to dignity and equality

It is nighttime in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Rupa, who is 16, creeps to a secluded place away from her home to wash her sanitary cloth and change her …

Menstruation

Equality, Empowerment, Unity -- Bring Back the Draft

Anyone know where this country went?<p>"And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country." - President John F. Kennedy -- Inaugural Address 1/20/61<p>Today, it seems to be all about self. What can my country do for me: A long list of "I want" …

How Architecture and City Planning Can Combat Social Inequality

Architect, author, and professor Vishaan Chakrabarti is, despite everything, optimistic<p>The future might seem like a bleak place if you're a fan of science fiction, but somewhat less so if you're architect and Columbia professor Vishaan Chakrabarti. "I am actually naive enough to believe that a …

Future Cities

We can we reduce gender inequality in housework – here's how

<i>CHANGING FAMILIES: In this ten-part series, we examine some major changes in family and relationships, and how that might in turn reshape law, policy</i> …

#HumanismPlus? How about just plain humanism

Suddenly, my Twitter mentions and email are full of the usual assholes who have found a new bone to chew on. It seems the gamergaters and …

Gloria Steinem on the Fight for Gender Equality: "The Word 'Revolution' Is Too Small"

The legendary feminist talks about her new Web series, WOMAN.<p>Gloria Steinem's new project is all about women. That's no surprise, given her famed, decades-long activism for women's rights. In <i>WOMAN</i>, a new Viceland Web series that premieres May 10, female correspondents travel the world, from the …

Why inequality is not the root of all evil | Shiv Malik

The income gap in the UK is actually the narrowest it has been for 25 years. Taxing the rich is not the solution – poor people can improve their lot by taking direct action<p>I’m not a fan of the inequality lobby. Desiring equality above all else is riven with intellectual problems and the solutions …

Ten Practices to Change the World

<b>1. Vote</b><p>If Buddha had added a ninth practice to the Eightfold Path, it might have been Right Voting. Voting is a manifestation of the law of …

India's women brick-kiln workers are no longer invisible

A group of women long considered "invisible," female brick-kiln layers, are demanding attention as well as decent accommodations and fair wages in …

Activism