5 Ways to Minimize Inequality Amongst Americans

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By Dan S. Barnabic, March 3, 2016

The rise in inequality is widening at an alarming rate. Top 1 percent controlling 95 percent of the overall wealth is causing the rest of Americans to head to the poor house. America’s financial elite has put a stranglehold on American citizens to the point of determining the quality of their life (or lack of it). They are effectively controlling the country’s economic and political agenda through their powerful lobbies and monetary contributions to politicians and decision makers of their choice.

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Harper’s Built His Housing Policy On a Weak Foundation

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By Dan S. Barnabic, September 02, 2015

What else but bizarre would you call Conservative Leader Stephen Harper’s re-election promise to spend a half-million dollars of taxpayers’ money to collect data on foreign ownership of our real estate market to ensure that the purchase of homes by foreign, non-resident investors doesn’t affect the “availability and affordability of homes for Canadians”?

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6 Important Rules That Will Preserve the Value of Condos

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By Dan S. Barnabic, July 15, 2015

After extensive research based on which I wrote numerous articles on the subject of condominiums — their inherent ownership problems, expected physical longevity, and the role they play as an alternative housing arrangement — it became evident that 15 years from the time they are built, condo complexes enter a phase where major elements start giving up, requiring expenditures that, in many cases, may not be covered by their fiscal budgets or reserve funds.

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Short-Sighted Politicians Are Fuelling Canada’s Housing Crisis

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By Dan S. Barnabic, May 29, 2015

The latest example of Canadian politicians’ (in)action in regard to real estate prices getting out of control is the recent decision by the B.C. Premier Christy Clark, to reject the idea of raising taxes for overseas investors — despite a petition from her constituents that attracted some 25,000 signatures. “By moving foreign owners out of the market, housing prices will drop,” she reasoned, voicing her concern about the (possible) loss of present homeowners’ equity.

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