• “We need to think deeply about what economic development is and who it is for; and, engage the larger society in that conversation.”


    Dr. David T. Barnard
    President and Vice-Chancellor
    University of Manitoba

  • “Rising income inequality undercuts the trust that is essential for the market system to work.”


    Art DeFehr
    President and CEO, Palliser Furniture.

  • “Investing in people in the new economy is now not just morally sound, but economically rational”

    Alan Freeman
    Cultural Economist


  • “Organizations and societies in which the top few appropriate most of the value are like inverted pyramids – inherently unstable”

    Dr. Hari Bapuji
    Associate Professor, University of Manitoba


  • “The present crisis has overturned many accepted truths: that poverty matters but inequality doesn't is one of the more important.”

    Radhika Desai
    Professor, Department of Political Studies, University of Manitoba


  • “The income gap between rich and poor, between skilled and unskilled workers, has been rising in both developed and less developed countries for a number of years. The trend is disturbing and we must find a way to turn this trend around.”

    Michael Benarroch
    Dean, I.H. Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba


  • “High economic inequality in the society creates pressures on organizations to reduce, and explain, the levels of income inequality within their boundaries. .”

    Jerry Davis
    Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Management at the Ross School of Business and Professor of Sociology, The University of Michigan


  • “Business might or might not be an appropriate actor to lead, but it is a necessary actor in, the effort to reduce economic inequality.”

    Dr. Tom Lawrence
    W.J. VanDusen Professor of Management, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University


  • “We need to examine whether more equal societies potentiate certain human outcomes like development and innovation.”

    Dr. Michael Harris Bond
    Emeritus Professor of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Resources


Videos

•  Richard Wilkinson explains why inequality is bad for society.

•  Samuel Bowles discusses his research on cooperative behaviour.

•  Hans Rosling shows (in less than 4 minutes) data on 200 Countries over 200 Years.

•  Hans Rosling shows the best stats on economic development you've ever seen.

Audios

•  CBC Program - Left Behind

Articles for Managers

•  Hari Bapuji and Suhaib Riaz. 2011. Occupy Wall Street: What Businesses Need to Know.

•  Hari Bapuji and Suhaib Riaz. 2012. Occupy, Economic Inequality and Business Initiatives: Insights from     India. Ivey Business Journal.

Websites on Inequality

•  Prospering Together

•  Inequality.org

•  Equality Trust

•  University of Texas Inequality Project

•  worldinequality.org

Presentations

•   Jerry Davis presents on the financial crisis and how things can be fixed by
    “organizing without organizations ”

•   Jerry Davis presents on “inequality and occupy”

Data

•  Bureau of Labor Statistics (includes data on a number of U.S. economic indicators.

•  OECD Data on country level indicators of economic growth and development.

•  Gapminder provides world data on a number of demographic, economic, health, and work parameters.

Articles and Studies

•  Wealth, Income and Power by William Domhoff (using U.S. data)

Primers on Inequality by The Conference Board of Canada:

     - On Income Inequality

     - On Inequality in the World

     - On Income Inequality in Canada

•  Congressional Budget Office research on distribution of household income.

•  OECD research on the reasons why inequality keeps rising