Category Archives: Exclusion

Inequality alive and well in Canada

Haves and Have-Nots: Deep and Persistent Wealth Inequality in Canada by the Broadbent Institute, September 11, 2014. Wealth in Canada is concentrated heavily in the top 10% – with the bottom 50% combined accounting for less than 6% of all … Continue reading

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Inequality

Today’s New York Times blog post on inequality shows that children from families in the 90th percentile – the top 10% in income – do better in school. No real surprise. What may be less commonly known is that the … Continue reading

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Less tells you more

The real numbers can be overwhelming. This famous summary puts our status in perspective. If the World were 100 People infographic by KVSStudio.

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Dignity

Don’t know where I found this, but it deserves wide circulation WORDS WITH DIGNITY – PEOPLE FIRST TERMINOLOGY Instead of: Afflicted by cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, etc. Use: A person who has cerebral palsy. A person who has multiple … Continue reading

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The Business Elite, The New Masses; and The Urban Crisis By Robert H. Bohlke

The following is from a handout provided by Robert H. Bohlke, one of my Sociology professors at American International College – A man of passion and reason who contributed both to student sensibilities. The Business Elite, “The New Masses” and … Continue reading

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Small-Business Men Called Obstacle to Reform

The New York Times, Sunday, November 24, 1968 by John Leo Liberals and radicals who view big business as the chief obstacle to social reform have the right instincts but the wrong villain according to Robert Heibroner, the economist. “The … Continue reading

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A Theory of Social Stratification*

All societies must perform certain functions if they are to survive. All societies have values. The values will result in a priority ranking of functional requirements. Internal changes in the socio-cultural system and the impact of external socio-cultural systems will … Continue reading

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