Greater Fool

Author, Garth Turner has been a member of the Canadian Parliamant for nine years, serving as Member of Parliament, Cabinet Minister (in charge of Canada Revenue Agency), national leadership contender (Progressive Conservative Party of Canada), House of Commons Standing Committee member and chairman (Consumer and Corporate Affairs, Finance), Special Advisor to the Leader of the Official Opposition. He is a member of the Privy Council of Canada. In addition, Garth is an ambitious entrepreneur – founder and CEO of Canada’s largest independent producer of network television, providing programming to CTV, Global, YTV and others. He founded and successfully operated chain of six community newspapers in Ontario as well as founded and operated eco-tourism and hospitality company aggregating and restoring heritage properties.

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Books: (14 in total) Greater Fool: The Troubled Future of Real Estate (2008) 2020 New Rules for the New Age (2002) The Defence: Guarding your Money in Uncertain Times (1998) 2015 After The Boom: Revised. How to Prosper Through the Coming Retirment Crisis (2002) The Little Book of Financial Wisdom (

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The clueless

Remember all that political stuff we waded through last week as I announced my shocking withdrawal from the race to become the new Con leader? At least it cleared the way for Peter MacKay on the weekend. Now, barring the unexpected, he’ll be faci...

The panic

She lived a couple of doors away in our townhouse complex in mid-town Toronto. One day yellow CAUTION tape went up around her front entrance facing the common courtyard. In the underground parking garage the guy living beside us had some informatio...

Investing in a world like this

  By Guest Blogger Sinan Terzioglu . Like millions of others I’m a big fan of Warren Buffett.  One of his most famous sayings is “Rule number 1: Never lose money.  Rule number 2: Never forget rule number 1.”  I think about these rules o...

Face lifts

  By Guest Blogger Doug Rowat . Say the words “hedge fund” and an impression is evoked of ultra-sophisticated investment products available only to the most well-heeled investors which virtually always achieve stellar market returns. Dr. Doug...

I’m out.

In the course of healing the nation this week, a certain pathetic blog made some recommendations about our house lust. For example, there would be less of it, and far more attractive, affordable, long-term rental units, if we stopped giving people ...