Reviews and Articles

“Ontario named worst for social indicators and services”. By Gustavo Vieira. Wed Aug 29 2012 09:44:00.

The No-Nonsense Guide to Equality by Danny Dorling published in Canada by New Internationalist Publications Ltd. and Between the Lines, Toronto and Ottawa, 2012. A book review “Here’s book on equality lauded by Spirit Level co-author” by Trish Hennessy, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives National Office | The Monitor, June 1, 2012.
“Equality matters because, when you have less of it, you have to put up with obnoxious behavior, insulting suggestions, and stupid ideas such as: “it is the ‘nature of the world’ that ‘a very small number of people’ are’ phenomenally bright’.” Having heard one too many times the specious argument that all the world needs is more entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs to tackle income inequality (the trickle-down theory), I’m personally ready for a direct challenge to this false promise.”

“BC drops in child poverty, up in overall poverty”, by Katie Hyslop, June 18, 2012, “The Hook” in The Tyee online magazine.

“Is the ‘Living Wage’ Enough?” “Fair wages bring equality to workers. But what is fair? And what about people who can’t work? First in a Tyee Solutions Society series on tackling poverty.” By Katie Hyslop, 14 May 2012,

“Richard Wilkinson In Canada: Income Inequality Guru’s Ideas Gaining Traction In Halls Of Power” By Rachel Mendleson Posted: 05/05/2012 11:51 am Updated: 05/05/2012 12:27 pm in The Huffington Post Canada, Mind the Gap: Chronicling Canada’s Growing Rich-Poor Divide. The slideshow at the end of the article is instructive.


“The Toronto Origins of Ontario’s 2008 Poverty Reduction Strategy: Mobilizing Multiple Channels of Influence for Progressive Social Policy Change” by Carol-Anne Hudson and Peter Graefe  Paper_Hudson&Graefe

“Breaking the Cycle or Going Around in Circles? The Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy”, by Peter Graefe

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