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I went lobster fishing off West Pubnico with a young buddy last week. At one point, he indicated a boat ahead and said, "See that guy. He's not making any money. He's got a 750-horsepower engine." It turns out that not making any money, and the many things that might prevent you from doing so -- like a costly engine, or a couple of lost lobster pots at $100 each - is pretty well the only topic on the lobster grounds these days. This is a big deal for the economy of the Maritimes. Lobster is a billion-dollar-plus export industry, but it's especially the case for Western Nova Scotia where nearly half the Atlantic catch comes from.
"Why are the rich getting a free ride?" is the question being asked in a new video highlighting the problem of growing income inequality in Canada. The short video asks some very important questions about why many people -- even those who are making a decent wage -- are still struggling to get by and create a decent life while others are profiting like never before.
Gail Vaz-Oxlade has made a name and a career out of "helping" people get their finances in order. About her most recent book, Money Rules, Vaz-Oxlade states: "Your money is your responsibility. If you won't take the time to figure out how it works, you shouldn't be surprised when it doesn't work for you."