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Austerity, Finance, and the Polarization of Wealth

Toronto — 18 January 2012.

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Over the last several decades, inequality has been steadily increasing, with the 1% enjoying ever higher concentrations of wealth, while members of the 99% experience greater poverty. What are the underlying factors that lead to this polarization of wealth? How do our economic and financial policies favour capital over ordinary people? How has the situation worsened since the financial meltdown? Who is paying the price and why?

As Millionaire Mayor Ford and Toronto City Council meet to discuss and vote on massive budget cuts, we explore the underlying structures that lead to such backward decisions with renowned speakers:

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