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Mass Extinctions, Hedgehogs & Trump

Trump isn’t an ideal candidate, but his overwhelming victory deserves a more critical eye than decrying voters as racist and sexist bigots. So what could a Trump presidency really mean in a grander scheme?

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The Housing Bubble Jane Jacobs Built

When Jane Jacobs died in 2006, her Annex home sold for a reported $3,000,000. A lofty sum, but a fitting metaphor for the career of a woman so central to how we’ve come to understand cities and urban growth. Cities, almost everywhere, are under a crunch to meet the needs of growing populations and affordable […]

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But What if He Wins?

You may not respect him, but have you ever seen someone with more luck than Donald Trump? I put it to you that you haven’t and I would wager that neither has Hillary Clinton. Three debates and a decade old video of Donald Trump lewdly discussing how he likes to grope women seemed to have […]

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Down With Universities, Up With Education!

Let’s say I had an investment that cost around $100,000 to be a part of, and after a fixed period you would be left with debt in the area of 25% of your initial purchase. Also there is less than 50% shot at having any ROI at all. If that sounds like a bad deal […]

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Investing in the Age of Brexit Populism

There is going to be lots of news around Brexit for the next while, and we have many other things to look at. So until more is known and more things are resolved this will be our last piece looking at the In/Out Referendum of June 23rd.   So far the best thing that I’ve […]

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Let’s Undo Brexit! (Here’s How)

The Brexit vote has happened, but that doesn’t mean that Britain’s future outside the EU is set in stone. It’s time to undo Brexit!

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The Robo-Advisor Cometh

  As proof that the robot revolution will spare no one, even our industry is feeling the intense weight of cheap human alternatives in the form of “robo-advisors”. Given some glowing press by the Globe and Mail over the last weekend, robot advisors now represent a real and growing segment of the financial services markets and […]

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The Age of Breakable Things

With Brexit around the corner, the potential for a Donald Trump presidency and a host of other global problems (big problems), it’s hard not to talk about all the chaos and what it might mean to investors even when there is lots of other things to go over. For now, this will be our last article on the subject […]

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Notes from the Edge

  With the BREXIT vote now only days away its worth taking a moment to consider the dramatic political shift that seems to be happening around the globe. Where once left/right politics dominated, or pro-capitalism vs. pro-socialist forces clashed, today the challenge is far more frightening. Today we sit on the brink of the end […]

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This House Kills the Middle Class

Evidence shows that if too much wealth is concentrated in housing it can widen wealth inequalities and significantly hurt the middle class.

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