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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Awards & Publications

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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@duckwords photo One more sleep to the big vote. But let’s ignore that. Enough is enough. We’ll get the country we deserve. But will we get the blog we deserve? That’s the question. Truth be told, you haven’t impressed me lately. At least t...

The year of living dangerously

.   By Guest Blogger Doug Rowat Buckle up. Don’t look now, but we’re down to only a little more than one year remaining before the next US presidential election. Three hundred and eighty-one days to be exact (but who’s counting). And we’...

Danger, danger

Sell. Sell everything except high quality bonds. This is about return of capital, not return on capital. In a crowded hall, exit doors are small. China has set off a major correction and it is going to snowball. Equities and credit have become very...


The moister moaning has been munificent over the past months since the stress test came along. Maybe 20% of buyers have been punted. And rightly so. People without enough money shouldn’t buying houses. But what about the wrinklies? They’re the ...

Lessons from Anon

The real estate establishment’s in high gear. CREA says sales and sentiment have returned to normal. Re/Max issued a media release stating cannabis has been good for housing prices (at least in the weedopolis of Smiths Falls). Realtor boards in T...