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Income inequality has been a hot-button issue, but what is it and is it really as big a problem as we are led to believe?

From Occupy Wall Street to the campaign trail, we're told that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer and free markets and trade are to blame. We're told that the middle class is getting squeezed. But these simplistic notions fly in the face of the facts. 

Answer to wealth inequality

Publications Religion & Liberty Transatlantic

Income inequality has fallen in Canada, leading social scientists to concentrate on “wealth inequality.” A new report from Canada’s Fraser Institute finds that there’s a simple explanation why some segments of the population have accumulated more wealth than others.