... Economically challenged populism is on the march and President Barack Obama is demonizing the rich, with the help of the super rich, notably his buddy Warren Buffett. This all comes within the context of renewed hand wringing about “inequality,” which raised its envious head this week north of the border, where a poll claimed that most Canadians favoured soaking the wealthy.
... This week, a poll carried out for the Broadbent Institute, a new left-wing Canadian emotion tank, declared that 71% of Canadians fret about inequality, while more than three-quarters want heavier taxation of the rich. According to an introduction on the website of the new institute, named for the former federal NDP leader and perennial class warrior, Mr. Broadbent avers that “For some time now, Canadians have been told that citizenship means no more than individuals pursuing their own self-interest.” He quotes no source for this nonsensical assertion, but then lefties get most of their moralistic highs from tilting at windmills.