Lavin's Top Picks From Business Speaker Diane Francis
"Which Countries Will Rule the Future? Check Their Demographics" - In this Huffington Post article, where Francis is a regular contributor, she argues that the future of economic success is directly linked to the demographics of a nation. Using points made in a book by David Foot, Francis explores the impact of population make-up on a country's economic future, and argues that countries with a younger population are poised to overtake those that are rapidly aging.
"The Payoff: Cut your Losses" - This MoneySense piece sees Francis reminisce about a failed investment that taught her a great deal about how to invest more effectively in the future. Being a rookie investor and putting her money into failed ventures cost her $2,000—but it taught her to do her research before buying and selling stocks on her own. That, or to trust her money decisions to trained professionals.
CBC's Cross Country Checkup - In this interview with Rex Murphy, Francis unpacks a subject she has been tackling in her business writing time and again. The radio interview focused on the state of the Canadian economy, and questioned whether foreign, state-owned companies should be able to buy into the resource industries of Canada. Francis provides some lively and hard-hitting insights during the segment.