05) A NOT-SO-MERRY
People’s Voice Editorial
The annual year-end retail madness has already started, with barrages of corporate advertising, Santa Claus parades, re-runs of “holiday favourites”, and homilies about the season of good cheer. At People’s Voice, we enjoy time off with family and friends over the winter solstice as much as anyone, but things are far from merry for millions of people.
For example, over 21% of single
Or think about the huge numbers of
people desperate for an affordable place to live. In
Statistics can become numbing,
especially when the mainstream media celebrates consumer spending as a virtue.
But here’s another: the two richest Canadians - billionaire business owners
David Thomson and Galen Weston Sr. - have the same amount of wealth as the
poorest 30 per cent of the country combined. This is a life and death issue. On
average, the highest income earners in
Instead of hoping that charity will lift people out of poverty, we need a wide range of government policies to transfer wealth from the rich to the poor. That’s our wish for 2018.
above article is from the December 1-31,2017, issue of