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The Other Side of “Irish Eyes”

Brian Mulroney abroad and at home

The Ramble

Memories from the PMO

Vintage Years

Two political memoirs

George Fallis

George Fallis is University Professor and a professor of economics and social science at York University. He is the author of Rethinking Higher Education: Participation, Research and Differentiation (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013) and Ideas and Democracy (University of Toronto Press, 2007).

Articles by
George Fallis

Skimming the Cream

The staggering rise of the one percent’s market share June 2016
In September 2011, the tents went up in New York City and by year’s end the Occupy Movement had spread to over 950 cities in over 80 countries. Millions of people across the world were on the street to protest rising income inequality and the power of money in democracy. U.S. president Barack Obama declared income inequality the defining issue of our…

Une nouvelle belle époque?

Famous for showing a return to old inequities, Piketty found something else in Canada November 2014
We know of the great inequality in England and France in the late 19th century through vivid portrayals in novels, movies and television. A few hundred families owned huge estates; industrialists and the bankers who had financed their enterprises had become enormously wealthy, while the industrial workers in the growing cities lived in poverty. This was the era of Upstairs Downstairs in…

Canada’s Surprising One Percent

Never have so many been paid so much to care so little March 2013
In the fall of 2011, the Occupy Movement staked its claims in cities across Canada. The occupiers declared “we are the 99 percent” and protested the rising share of income going to the top 1 percent. The Occupy Movement was self-consciously leaderless and from the soggy yurts and drum circles was heard a jumble of incoherent complaints.…