The most popular comment ever made on the New York Times website was penned by a Calgary man.

Bob from Calgary, as he is identified on the site, received some 7,040 recommendations for his comment on a 2010 column about wealth and privilege written by Paul Krugman.

The newspaper, which fields some 9,000 comments each day, says Bob's is the top post "of all time."

The runner-up, posted on a story about the mass shooting in Charleston, S.C., drew roughly 5,489 recommendations.

In his comment, Bob praises Canada's public schools, universal health care and banking system and says his tax bill is only two per cent higher than it would be south of the border.

He also says he doesn't feel Canadians are in any way less free than their American counterparts.