Common sense tells us it's wrong that hedge fund manager John Paulson made $3.7 billion in 2007, while a typical nurse earned about $45,000.
Are corporate tax cuts the sharp tooth that will finally puncture the Teflon hide of the Harper government, letting an ugly illusion bleed out?
While much of the attention is focused on the celebrities, the Sundance Film Festival has actually become a key intersection of art, film, politics and dissent.
There was always skepticism about claims that, as the rich became richer, income would "trickle down" to others. What wasn't foreseen was that the trickling would actually be in the other direction.
Canada has slipped from 6th place in the world to 24th in terms of infant mortality. With Canada's richest one per cent taking home more money than ever is this surprising?
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Canada's richest one per cent are taking more of the gains from economic growth than ever before in recorded history, says a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
If you earned one dollar every second you would be a millionaire in 12 days. It would take another 32 years for you to become a billionaire.
If you earned one dollar every second you would be a millionaire in twelve days. It would take another 32 years for you to become a billionaire.
Obama's reluctance to advocate restoring the serious progressive taxation that once existed in the U.S. reveals much about the timidity and self-imposed limits of progressive politics today.
The wealthiest one per cent claim close to 20 per cent of total income. If their share was reduced to five per cent, extravagant consumption and the waste of resources would be greatly reduced.