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HAT FORUM Sat May 15, OISE ROOM 11-204 11am-1pm

Saturday, May 15, 11am -1pm OISE 252 Bloor Street W, Room 11-204
Topic: 'Income Disparity in the western world: pros and cons - Is equality good for us?'
Facilitator: Robin Russell

No one argues that there is income disparity in the western world. Is this universally a bad thing, or is it a natural phenomenon? Where countries have low versus large disparities, how do their overall societies compare? Which model should Canada adopt: status quo or a shift in one direction or the other?

Finland, Iceland, Norway and Denmark have the least income disparity, while the USA and Britain have the highest. Canada is midway between the two.

As background/research for this forum, people may wish to go to:

1: TVO: The Agenda
to view the May 7th broadcast of Ideology Part I: Is Equality Good for Us?

2: EqualityTrust

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HAT meetings are free and open to members and the public. Call (416) 966-1361 for location information. ___________________________________________________
The Humanist Forum meets Saturday morning 11am-1pm.
The Monthly Meeting, is usually the second Saturday at 1:30pm; specifics should be found on this blog.
The Steering Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month, at 7pm.
The Book Group usually meets on the first Saturday afternoon of the month.