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A budget for the 99% : Nova Scotia alernative provincial budget 2014

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The opinions and recommendations in this report, and any errors, are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the publishers or funders of this report. [...] The Occupy Movement was driven by the clear sense that it is both pos- sible — and absolutely necessary — to build an economy in the interests of the people, not corporations and the wealthy. [...] Since then, the mountain of evidence that has long attested to the fact that income inequality is bad for the economy, for the environment and climate change, and for democracy as well, has only grown.2 In fact, even the Inter- national Monetary Fund, which has arguably acted as one of the architects of the current situation, has recently warned that income inequality leads to slower or less susta [...] In contrast, the average income of the bottom 90% of tax filers is just $26,700 — the low- est in the country.6 To deal with the problem of inequality, we need to break apart and dem- ocratize the controls that the wealthiest Nova Scotians have over how our wealth is both generated and allocated. [...] The question of the ethics of military procurement in an environment where people are living in the streets and families are struggling to make ends meet speaks to the broader question of determin- ing public priorities.

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