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Chrystia Freeland: The rise of the new global super-rich

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Technology is advancing in leaps and bounds — and so is economic inequality, says writer Chrystia Freeland. In an impassioned talk, she charts the rise of a new class of plutocrats (those who are extremely powerful because they are extremely wealthy), and suggests that globalization and new technology are actually fueling, rather than closing, the global income gap. Freeland lays out three problems with plutocracy … and one glimmer of hope.

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don684 says:

In the 1950s, a typical CEO made 20 times the salary of his or her average worker. Last year, CEO pay at an S&P 500 Index firm soared to an average of 361 times more than the average rank-and-file worker, or the pay of $13,940,000 a year, according to an AFL-CIO's Executive Paywatch news release today. I also question this presentation from Ms Freeland who's government just gave Loblaws a very profitable Canadian Corporation $12 million for a retrofit of new energy efficient refrigeration equipment? Will the liberal government be paying for a corner store that wants to replace their refrigeration equipment?

brandon lyddon says:

Funny how she talks about inequality and yet her neoliberal party perpetuates that. Another liberal puppet.

Randy Smith says:

stupid fkn cnt

dave_yeg says:

I wish she would become successful at something else like teaching at a University where she can't do any harm and would be out of the media spotlight, she's an idiot.

Rob Vann says:

Forward to 2019 and this woman has spearheaded the Lima Group and overthrowing the ligitimate Maduro government . All in the interest of United States oil companies, Canadian mining companies and the banks.. Conning the masses while delivering neoliberalism for the elites..

Ayman A says:

Moronic SJW Justine was so enamoured by this woman’s regurgitation of what everyone already knows (and by the fact that she’s a woman) he made her minister of foreign affairs.

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杨龙海yanglonghai says:

她自己不知道自己有多愚蠢吗!! Chrystia Freeland来老女人吸我的老二

cbody70 says:

"Men not having the same capabilities, if they are free, they will not be equal, and if they are equal, then they are not free." Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

blakespower says:

I like her calf muscles and big butt

High school Hottie says:

Covering known concepts that are interesting, 'but', mankind's always been under a plutocracies, east or west. Barons Lords, dynasties whether seeming thus or not), and the scarily numerous pawns. Never will be different.Haves are the eensy numerator over the denominator ocean of have-nots below.

Commercial fishing net says:

She a fake tells lies all around the world Trudeau's personal finger puppet

Nick Holmes says:

I like Freeland for the most part, but it's kind of hilarious that her party has very little to address income inequality in Canada.

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