A Succinct Explanation of the Economy

The Truth About The Economy In 2 Minutes: – The economy doubles since 1980, but wages flat. Where did the money go… – All (or most) of the gains went to the super rich. And… – With money comes political power. Taxes on super rich slashed, revenues evaporate. This leads to… – Huge budget deficits. Middle class agitated, fights for scraps… – Middle class divided. Buying and borrowing slow. Resulting

I found $120 at an ATM

As I was leaving the mall tonight after seeing Men Who Stare at Goats, I stopped at a bank machine to deposit some cheques and take out some cash. I found $120 still in the machine. Whoever was there before me must have withdrawn cash from their account, took their receipt but forgot to take the cash. That’s my best guess. I flagged down a mall security guard and showed

Top-paying Jobs

Top-paying jobs in the United States: Anesthesiologist: $292,000 Physician/Obstetrician/Gynecologist: $222,000 Psychiatrist: $177,000 Nurse Anesthetist: $157,000 Sales Director: $140,000 Actuary: $129,000 Finance Director: $121,000 Software Architect: $117,000 Attorney/Lawyer: $115,000 Insurance Broker: $114,000 Software Architect?! That’s what I am and I’m not close to that! Software architects are the masterminds behind the design for products and tools we use every day. There aren’t nearly enough top code masters to fill the openings

Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?

Someone asks as you’re leaving a coffee shop: “Excuse me, could you spare a little change for a coffee?” What do you do? Say “No, sorry”, without breaking your stride, even if you have change. Don’t say anything, just shaking your head “No”, even if you have change. Scrutinize them first, seeing how they look; do they appear destitute? Are they worthy, in your eyes, of your change? If you’re

Canada’s Colourful Coins

The Poppy Coin: On October 21, 2004, The Royal Canadian Mint, in partnership with the Royal Canadian Legion, unveiled the world’s first coloured circulation coin. The 25-cent coin features a red poppy, the symbol that pays homage to the 117,000 gallant Canadians who died in the service of the nation. Canada has lots of colourful money: (Post prompted by the comments about Tim Hortons’ employees being blamed for the poppy