Book on the Left and Inequality

Richard Ziegler has recently written and published a book called “Reclaiming The Canadian Left” which is worth a read. For details see  He argues that the Canadian left has largely renounced economic equality as a goal. I’m broadly sympathetic to his argument that the left has indeed abandoned the radically egalitarian vision which Ziegler espouses,  and he did touch a guilty nerve in this particular bourgeois socialist. That said, I do think many of us have been struggling to at least get extreme and mounting income inequalities talked about and addressed, and I think less about equality in the here and now than about equality of opportunity over the life course, which does require a fair degree of equality of condition.

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