An income gap of thousands of dollars per year makes a big difference for living standards and quality of life.
Analysis of Changes in Median Employment Income in Large Canadian and American Metropolitan Areas, 2010–2019
When government gives some people the right to take things from other people, the powerful often do the taking.
With public opinion now turning on the protesters, we dont know what the future holds for Occupy Vancouver. But looking beyond the multi-coloured tents, creatively captioned picket signs and sporadic chants, one concern shared by the protesters seems to be a perceived lack of opportunity for young Canadians. And you cant blame them. We are, after all, bombarded by claims of stagnating incomes, a lack of opportunity not faced by previous generations, and, of course, the old cliché that the rich are getting richer while the poor stay poor.