How does Armine Yalnizyan know more about what's going on than anyone else?

Armine Yalnizyan at a workshop on income inequality in 2000 
Three stories this morning raised the question.

Ex-top statistician slams scrapping of long census
The Canadian Press,  Sep. 21

Carol Goar: Recession word off limits in campaign
Toronto Star, Sep. 20 2011

A problem for everyone
Armine Yalnizyan, National Post, Sep. 21, 2011

In her National Post story Armine Yalnizyan reports the Conference Board of Canada knows the growing gap between the wealthy and the poor is bad for business. The Canadian Press report is about Munir Sheik and the long-form census. In the Toronto Star Carol Goar notes that during the 2008 federal election no party talked about the financial implications of the ongoing meltdown of the global banking system.

For some years now, Armine Yalnizyan has been ahead of the curve on the wealth distribution problem.  The Globe And Mail, May 2, 2008. The Canadian dream? The median income in 1980 was $41,348. In 2005, it was a mere $41,401.

She was the among first to raise the alarm over the demise of the long-form census. AndrĂ© Picard, Globe and Mail, July 7, 2010. Ottawa should come to its census: Stop dogging Statscan

With her colleagues at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives she called the massive 2008 federal deficit well before the business community did. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), November 25, 2008. Federal deficits could be much larger than anticipated

How does she know more about what's going on than anyone else?