Canadian historian Christopher Moore's piece on 19 July, History of being richer than them, begins:
Canadian journalist Stephen Marche caught the US by the ears recently with an article noting that Canadians are now richer than Americans -- and crediting the difference to Canada's "hard-headed socialism."
Canadians obviously take a certain malicious pleasure in that after having been so looked down on by their US neighbours. Washington Post journalist Dylan Matthews decided to investigate further. He found that if you took median rather than average wealth, Canada was even further ahead. But the graph included with the story had another remarkable feature, leading Christopher to remark: "Canada ahead of the US, but how'd the Aussies get so rich?"