Jim Stanford explains why Canada is more equal than US

Why does Canada have less income disparity than the US? In a word: unions. Our higher union density ensures that workers enjoy better wages, benefits and protections. Read Jim Stanford's piece in the New York Times. There are some useful links in this piece, including a link to an OECD paper on growing inequality, a paper by the Center for American Progess Action Fund which explains the role unions played in forming the middle class, and a book called Small Differences that Matter, which looks at the differences between Canadian and American labour legislation.