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Get your very own Tyee 'Super Unequal BC' poster

When The Tyee published an infographic of British Columbia's income inequality by-the-numbers last week, a few readers wrote in to request a printable version, presumably to hang on the wall and stew over. We've uploaded a legal-sized version (8.5 x 14 inches) here.

The graphic is part of a multi-part series by Tyee Legislative Bureau Chief Andrew MacLeod, who spent two months researching the causes, costs and possible solutions for inequality in a province that is, by some measures, the most unequal in Canada.

MacLeod looked at the issue through several perspectives, from the business leaders who fear the middle class's declining grasp on prosperity, to the banker who dares argue that inequality is worse than taxes, to the next generation forced to reconcile higher-priced housing with lower wages.

He also went deep into possible solutions, including a well-read and discussed list of 18 general ways to shrink inequality, and a separate one of ideas to unclog wealth at the top.

The Super Unequal BC series concludes today, and you can find it in its entirety here.

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