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Michael Wilson is a real estate analyst and investor and former engineer.
Conservative policies hurt the 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...
Oct 5th, 2015
How the rich got richer and you got the shaft
The Great Recession and the Great Depression have many similarities.
Jul 9th, 2015
How to tell we're in a housing bubble
Michael Wilson says standard investment analysis clearly shows we're in a housing bubble.
Jun 24th, 2015
OPINION: Very little about the housing situation is the result of a 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
Jun 16th, 2015
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. But price...
May 26th, 2015