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A visitor walks as police officers guard the entrance of the Pavao-Pavaozinho slum in the Copacabana neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro April 23, 2014.
A visitor walks as police officers guard the entrance of the Pavao-Pavaozinho slum in the Copacabana neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro April 23, 2014.
(Pilar Olivares/Reuters)

Inequality punishes Canada both inside and out

In an increasingly global economy, economic disparity exists within nations and between nations – and the Canadian economy is on the wrong side in each case.

French economist Thomas Piketty’s widely-celebrated Capital in the 21st Century details one aspect of inequality: The widening gulf between rich and poor within nations.