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LIVE CHAT: Income inequality and the 1%

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Join our live chat on income inequality, and the growing gap between rich and poor. (Canadian Press)

Since the global financial crisis of 2007-08, global income inequality has become part of the public discourse.

The Occupy Wall Street protest movement, which kicked off in September 2011, popularized the idea of the one per cent, or the uber rich.

According to a recent Oxfam report, the wealthiest 85 people in the world hold as much wealth as the poorest half of the planet's population -- or about 3.5 billion people.

This week, the Lang and O'Leary Exchange is looking at the issue of income inequality in a special series.

We had hoped to tackle the issue on CBC Live Online with special guest Amanda Lang, anchor of the Lang and O'Leary Exchange and a senior business correspondent for CBC News.

Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, we were unable to get Amanda online. Our apologies, and thanks to everyone who sent us their questions.

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