Episode 1: Inequality After Immunity
How will inequality evolve in the post-COVID-19 world? Will we live in a more unequal society after immunity and in what ways will it be different to the present day? How will our social safety net change in the future? Will we see a universal basic income? Will some of the inequities exacerbated by the pandemic only get worse?
On today’s show we are looking at Inequality in Canada after immunity. Join us as we talk with Dr. Miles Corak, Labour Economist and Economics Professor at the Graduate Centre at the City University of New York; and Mr. Jonathan Berrington, a Psychologist for the Frontier School Division in Manitoba.
* The introductory statement starts at 00:40
* Miles Corak’s Interview starts at 3:23 (Interview Transcript)
* Jonathan Berrington’s Interview starts at 35:44 (Interview Transcript)
Our intermission music comes courtesy of Julien’s Daughter. The track is “Barb 217” from their 2021 album, “The Static That Carries Over”. Be sure to check out more of their tunes at their Bandcamp!
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Dr. Miles Corak is a Full Professor of Economics at the Graduate Centre at the City University of New York and a Senior Scholar at the Stone Centre on Socio-Economic Inequality. His research has focused on the topics of economic and social mobility, the effects of labour markets, unemployment, child poverty and social policy. This includes examining how social mobility affects Canada and other countries. Be sure to check out Dr. Corak’s regular posts on labour economics and social policy at https://milescorak.com.
Jonathan Berrington is a Psychologist for the Frontier School Division in Manitoba, the largest geographical school division in the province. He has worked in 24 schools across rural Manitoba during his time with the Frontier School Division.