Mike's Daily Comment

Real Estate Price Drop was the Goal

What’s different about the drop in Real Estate prices compared to other slowdowns in sectors of the economy is that the Real Estate drop was a desired goal.

One More Study Confirming What We Already Know

A new study concludes that wait times for surgery are worse than ever. No kidding – that’s what the system is designed to do. Denying treatment is how Canada’s healthcare system controls costs. Sadly federal and provincial politicians are dedicated to defending the system and to hell with what the BC Supreme Court recently called needless patient suffering.

This New Study Explains A lot

A brand new study published in Nature Human Behavior finds that those people with the strongest views who think they know a great deal about a subject are the ones who know the least. The study’s talking about attitudes towards genetically modified foods but you’d be forgiven for thinking it applies to all sorts of issues from pipelines to free trade.

The Canadian Ex-pat and You

Canadian ex-pats who don’t pay taxes in this country are still allowed to vote, should they get to influence government policy if they don’t live here?

That’s What I Call A Waste of Our Money

Whether they want to or not, every worker in Canada under the age of 70 must pay Canada Pension Plan Contributions. So why on earth is the CPP spending hundreds of thousands of dollars advertising?

The Stealth Revolution

Respected historian David Starkey talks about, “A generation brought up with no rules and no religion has lurched with quasi-religious fervour into a puritanical group-think where debate is stifled and difference of opinion cannot be tolerated.”