Michael Wilson Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/21324 en Conservative policies hurt the middle class http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/conservative-policies-hurt-middle-class If you accept the theory presented in my last article that high income inequality helps create persistently weak and unstable economies, the question then becomes what causes inequality and how can...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/conservative-policies-hurt-middle-class" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Mon, 05 Oct 2015 23:15:00 +0000 Michael Wilson 21921 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com How the rich got richer and you got the shaft http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/how-rich-got-richer-and-you-got-shaft The Great Recession and the Great Depression have many similarities.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/how-rich-got-richer-and-you-got-shaft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Canada economy Low tax Michael Wilson rates Fri, 28 Aug 2015 02:53:00 +0000 Michael Wilson 21498 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com How to tell we're in a housing bubble http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/how-tell-were-housing-bubble Michael Wilson says standard investment analysis clearly shows we're in a housing bubble.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/how-tell-were-housing-bubble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion affordability housing bubble Michael Wilson opinion Real Estate Vancouver Thu, 25 Jun 2015 02:30:00 +0000 Michael Wilson 21424 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com OPINION: Very little about the housing situation is the result of a free market http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/opinion-very-little-about-housing-situation-result-free-market When people invoke free-market principles to push back against policy changes what they really mean is the current environment is working for them, says Michael Wilson<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/opinion-very-little-about-housing-situation-result-free-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion ALR free market Housing Michael Wilson opinion Real Estate Wed, 17 Jun 2015 03:53:00 +0000 Michael Wilson 21396 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com How we know global capital drives Vancouver real estate http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/how-we-know-global-capital-drives-vancouver-real-estate Last fall, around September, I noted that housing prices were once again rising. At the time, I thought Vancouverites were rushing to get into the market before rates increased.&nbsp; But price...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/how-we-know-global-capital-drives-vancouver-real-estate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Real Estate Vancouver Real Estate Wed, 27 May 2015 04:39:00 +0000 Michael Wilson 21317 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com