This is how Canada’s housing correction begins

“Kirk Marsh first noticed the mood start to turn in Vancouver’s housing market a year ago. As a real estate investor who buys homes and condos then fixes them up for resale, Marsh has an excellent vantage point on the market. Since giving up his old job in tech three years ago to flip real estate—’Sitting at a desk was killing me,’ he says—Marsh has bought and sold six detached homes and condominiums across the B.C. Lower Mainland. ‘It’s not like TV shows where you see them making $100,000 or more each time, it’s just not like that,’ he says. But he’s done well, always able to find buyers and come out ahead.”

Jason Kirby – Maclean’s – January 2018

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Money for a post-work world

“Yet here we are, still toiling away with unemployment rates at multi-decade lows. Instead of eradicating work, technology has done what it will surely always continue to do: create more jobs than it destroys. What matters far more in Forget’s view is the quality of those new jobs. And it is the rise of precarious labour, reflected in the side-hustle economy, piecemeal freelance gigs, and endless contract positions, which basic income is perfectly suited to address, by providing a measure of insurance against job insecurity.”

Jason Kirby – Literary Review of Canada – November 2018