Canada’s prime minister will do whatever he can to keep housing prices expensive, which serves to: 1) Keep younger people priced-out of the housing market. 2) Protect the unearned wealth of baby boomers. PM: I go on a bit of a rant here. The house featured in the movie Home Alone is for sale: It ain’t cheap. Many consumer related companies that sell discretionary items are experiencing steady declines in sales: Best Buy; Foot Locker; Mattel; Kohl’s. Dell’s consumer division saw sales decline 15%; Although The Gap may be turning things around. In Financial Ructions: Another example of how government economists make the inflation number look a lot lower than it really is…