In Canada, the small amount of income redistributed to the poor has long been a matter of public debate. Today, accepting that the rich should pay a fair share of taxes would constitute progress.
It seems rather clear that the main theories in French economist Thomas Piketty's bestseller "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" are irritating a number of people.
Treasure Islands is a jaw-dropper of an expose of how the moneyed elites use offshore to hide and grow their wealth and of how this affects the rest of humanity.
Being a billionaire buys you power and influence big time. Many accept this as a fact of life. Others find it disconcerting and even write books about it, like The Trouble With Billionaires.
There are more filthy rich folks now than at any other moment in history and they're leveraging their astounding wealth to make sure they get filthier at the expense of the rest of us.
The job market in its worst state since the Great Depression and is putting tremendous strain on millions of Americans.