I have two guests to talking about inequality today. First up is Branko Milanovic, who speaks with me about global inequality as well as the rise of a global plutocracy. One of the world’s foremost experts on inequality, Branko is professor at the CUNY Graduate Centre, where he also heads the local affiliate of the Luxembourg Income Study Centre, former chief economist at the World Bank’s research unit and author of the The Haves and the Have-nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality. He blogs regularly; it’s always interesting.
I’m also happy to have Armine Yalnizyan back on the show as my second guest. Armine is a senior economist at the Centre for Policy Alternatives in Ottawa. The Centre has done extensive research into inequality in Canada and that’s the topic of our conversation. To wit, Armine will be introducing the inaugural Sefton-Williams Memorial Lecture on March 19 in Toronto, which will be given by Miles Corak and also focus on Canadian inequality.