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Making Economics Meaningful – How Official Inflation Figures Obscure Reality

Since 2008 (that evergreen financial milestone) central banks have tried to stimulate economies by keeping borrowing rates extremely low. The idea was that people and corporations would be encouraged to borrow and spend money since the cost of that borrowing would be so cheap. This would eventually stimulate the economy through growth, help people get […]

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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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Canada’s Problems Are More Severe Than You Realize

On December 10th, the Bank of Canada released it’s Financial System Review for 2014. It outlined numerous problems that continue to grow and potentially undermine the Canadian economy. Globally this report attracted a great deal of attention, not something the BoC is used too, but with a rising concern that the Canadian housing market is […]

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4 Reason Why Planning for Retirement is Getting Harder

For the enormous wave of Canadians that are on course to retire over the coming few decades, retiring and planning for retirement is getting harder. Here are the four big reasons why! 1. Inflation Inflation is the scary monster under the bed when it comes to one’s retirement. People living off of fixed pensions can be crippled by […]

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