While Canada's reputation as a leading peacekeeping nation has taken a nosedive, we're punching above our weight on the international scene on a new front -- as a tax haven for the rich.
Business as usual is clearly not working. The occupation of Wall Street is just beginning, but it is already sending a powerful message, a challenge to the old world order.
Over at the Globe and Mail Economy Lab, our friend Stephen Gordon argues that there are only limited revenues to be gained by taxing the rich.
Work hard and you'll get ahead. That's been the mantra of folks who prefer their governments small and their success big. But that mantra is now being cast into doubt even among conservatives.
On Saturday, 2,000 people occupied Wall Street, protesting the virtually unregulated speculation of Wall Street that caused the global financial meltdown.
Yesterday the Conference Board of Canada released its second report on income inequality, looking at trends in income inequality internationally, between and within nations.
A recent editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal looks at the use of "grade-boosting" stimulants (such as Ritalin) by Canadian post-secondary students.
Ten years after the trauma of 9/11, the richest 1 per cent of Americans earn as much as the bottom 60 per cent and have as much wealth as the bottom 90 per cent. But you ain't seen nothing yet.
One of the first things I did after the HST referendum results came out was look at how different electoral districts voted. Was the vote split along income lines?
The message is exactly what those on the right have been trying to deny -- that there is an alternative to the grim, slash-and-burn policies of austerity they want to foist on us.