Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Oil and Inequality -- presentations and discussion on March 27th @ 7:30 pm at the Rocket Room

Oil: Boom, Bust and Bull, presented by Sean Cadigan


Promoting Inequality: Recent provincial policies, presented by Robert Sweeny

Rocket Room, 272 Water Street
Wednesday March 27, 7:30 pm

In the midst of the greatest boom in Newfoundland history, these illustrated presentations address some basic questions: What has the experience of the boom been for the people of the province in the past decade or so? What has the boom meant for working people and their organizations? How are we doing on reducing social inequality? How has provincial government policy affected the distribution of income? Are the rich really getting richer and the poor poorer? What effect have cuts to income tax made on after-tax revenues?  If incomes are raising, how is it that inequality continues to grow?

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