Unfunded liabilities

Pension

There’s a foreseeable threat to the financial well-being of Canadians. It is representative of failings found throughout our political system, our economic system, and even among our voting public. This threat comes in the form of unfunded liabilities — those obligations that have no funds set aside to pay for their future costs. According to a … [Read more...]

The seeds of greed

moneybaghand

“L’état, c’est moi,” Louis XIV, in a moment of grandeur candour. There’s a good reason why professional athletes are generally only signed for a few years and why we have elections fairly frequently. Once our sports stars and politicos find themselves in a position of privilege, the initial enthusiasm seems to wear off and a sense of entitlement … [Read more...]

Where our gaze will take us

mj

“What, me worry?” — Alfred E. Newman. The iconic gap toothed smile and insouciant devil-may-care attitude of the ginger everyman who graced MAD magazine covers for my teenage years popped into my head the other day as I sat in my favourite easy chair stroking my purring cat, asking his opinion of world events, as I searched (not desperately, … [Read more...]