Bernie Sanders

There Are Too Many Misperceptions About Inequality in Canada

Yanick Labrie | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada Business
Yanick Labrie

There are many things to say about the varied causes and potential effects of inequality. But one oft-neglected question that's worth asking is: Do people generally have an accurate picture of the level of inequality that exists in their countries? The short answer, according to a recent paper from the Institute for the Study of Labor, is that they do not. In Misperceiving Inequality, researchers Vladimir Gimpelson and Daniel Treisman note, first of all, that only 29 per cent of respondents across 40 countries were able to identify which of five diagrams best characterized income distribution in their societies--which is not much more accurate than random chance.

Bernie Sanders U.S. Presidential Candidacy Makes Sense to Canadians

David Martin | Posted 05.29.2015 | Canada Politics
David Martin

There's something about Bernie Sanders that appeals to me. I figure that any American who's a self-described socialist and yet a twice-elected senator must have something going for him. So I took a closer look at his positions on the issues of the day and found that basically Bernie is America's Canadian candidate.

Could Bernie Sanders Represent Real Change in American Politics?

Hassan Arif | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Hassan Arif

Bernie Sanders, an Independent Senator from Vermont, is challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. He is a fighter, a politician of conviction who is not afraid to defy convention. Could an honest guy shake up the system? Is there a place for a politician who genuinely cares?

S&P Defends Downgrade

CP | Posted 10.06.2011 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - Standard & Poor's says it downgraded the U.S. government's credit rating because it believes the U.S. will keep having problems getting i...