Janice Cotcher

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How income inequality hurts every Canadian's chance of building a better life

The WealthParadoxA Video Explainer<p>Play Video<p>Every generation expects to achieve more than the one that came before it and for many years, those expectations came true. But a disquieting trend has emerged over the past two decades, as the gap between the richest Canadians and the rest has grown, …

China seizes record $33-million in cash from official’s home

Chinese prosecutors said they seized a record 200 million yuan ($33-million) in cash from the home of a former energy official accused of taking bribes.<p>The confiscation from Wei Pengyuan's residence was the biggest in an anti-corruption raid since the Communist Party took power in China in 1949, …

Calgary’s oil boom threatens to bust the middle class

<i>This is part of The Globe's Wealth Paradox series, a two-week examination into how the income divide is shaping Canada.</i><p>There's been no lack of work.<p>When Necole Hines moved to Calgary from Toronto nine years ago, she was offered teller positions at four different banks. When she got laid off from a …

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This Is Why You're Late All The Time (And What To Do About It)

Last week, HuffPost blogger Greg Savage asked the question, "How Did It Get to be OK for People to Be Late for Everything?" And if the <i>350,000</i> Facebook likes (and counting) on his post are any indication, he's not the only one wondering. Savage wrote:<p>It's simply that some people no longer even …

Why do we feel ashamed to be renters?

Last week's blog post in which I discussed the benefits I have experienced since becoming a renter generated quite a bit of email. Surprisingly, most of them were from people who were thankful. It seems that many Canadians feel some shame in being renters, that they haven't made it as successful …

This refundable tax credit could reduce income inequality

<i>This column part of The Globe's Wealth Paradox series – a 10-day in-depth examination of our growing income inequality and the best ideas available for improving upward mobility for all.</i><p>A reasonable goal for public policy would be to eliminate inequality in the lower half of the income …

What growing income inequality is costing Canada’s future generations

<i>This is part of The Globe's Wealth Paradox series, a two-week examination into how the income divide is shaping Canada.</i><p>It's been dubbed the Great Gatsby Curve.<p>Plot countries on a graph. Put income inequality on one axis, mobility between generations on the other.<p>A sobering picture emerges. The …

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Change your life in 12-week bursts

Balance includes imbalance. And the best way to find balance – and achieve greatness in all facets of your life – is to embrace the imbalance of the 12-week year.<p>That's the claim of Holt, Mich.-based consultant Brian P. Moran, who helps individuals and corporations set and meet their goals. His …