This week on Exponential, you may have heard of the charity “WE” or “Me to WE” – it’s a global powerhouse, operating in scores of countries. So it’s easy to forget that WE has humble roots. Its founder, Craig Keilburger, was just 12 years old when he started it. We talked recently and I asked him to take me back to the beginning.
This week on Exponential, Canada has a national housing crisis. In big cities, home prices are running away from most people, making home ownership increasingly out of reach for many. Meanwhile, a lack of social housing in just about every urban centre is a real problem. The federal government has what it calls a ‘national housing strategy’…David Hulchanski, a professor and researcher at University of Toronto who has spent his career looking at housing asks “is it enough to meet the need?”
This week on Exponential, you may have heard of Catalyst as an organization that works to promote the advancement of women in the workplace. But along the way the folks at Catalyst realized something…the experience of women of colour was different than that of white women. It lead them to a new area of research.
This week on Exponential, James Rickards is the author of “Aftermath; Seven Secrets of Wealth Preservation in The Coming Chaos”. Jim has spent decades in financial markets, observing, describing and participating. Rickards knows a thing or two about how markets work. His latest book aims to explore what happened after the 2008 financial crisis.
This week on Exponential, when Justin Trudeau swept to power in 2015, it was on a groundswell of good feeling. Four years later, Trudeau’s majority could be under threat in the fall election – and the bloom is definitely off the rose for the Liberals. It’s an arc traced by political writer John Ivison in his new book, "Trudeau, The Education of a Prime Minister."
This week on Exponential, the size of “Big Tech” is of increasing concern to regulators, politians, and consumers. It's an issue that Thinktech Open Markets has been focusing on for some time now. Matt Stoller is Policy Director at Open Markets