Activity: Reflection on Canadian Wealth Distribution
If it were up to you, how would you ideally distribute the total wealth in Canada? Imagine dividing the total population into deciles (i.e. into 10 segments, each one representing 10% of the total population, from poorest to wealthiest). Would you redistribute the total wealth so each 10% of the population receives an equal share? If not, how much would the poor segments get in relation to the middle ones and to the richer ones?
Following up on your ideal wealth distribution, how do you think wealth is distributed in Canada? For example, what percentage of total wealth do you think the richest 20% of the population hold? What percentage do the poorest 20% have? What about the middle 20%?