Hello, I'd Like to Have an Argument Please

Mar 20, 2021 |Mark Ryan
Rational disagreements, even heated ones, can be constructive if honest ground rules are shared. But shaming and political maneuvering haven’t been helpful in COVID-and-finance debates. Our choices will be judged by history, but we’re better off to embrace...
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Jo meets Mr. Drysdale

Mar 13, 2021 |Mark Ryan
Good afternoon, News from the Front: This week at RBC we received a COVID update from our team, covering infection data, the pace of reopening, and vaccination news. Overall, it’s more positive than negative, even though Canada’s vaccination rate has...
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Pounds Per Square Inch

Mar 08, 2021 |Mark Ryan
Good afternoon. Yogi Berra sounded sort’a like an old-fashioned father when he said: “I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school.” And in one of his more famous quotes he quipped: “The future ain’t what it used to be.” But maybe...
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Standing on the Berlin Wall

Mar 03, 2021 |Mark Ryan
Driving to school, my daughter glanced puzzlingly at an in-progress real estate development near us, then asked: “How come the government is letting them build more houses -- I thought our population wasn’t growing?” Woven in to her question was a solar...
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