To invest in stocks, property, or other ventures in the hope of gain but with the possibility of loss.

Why are all the activities that people are partaking in today so speculative?

Working hard to earn a post secondary education with only about 6 in ten finding work in their fields?

Opening a business-
6 in 10 businesses can fail in 2 years
8 in 10 can fail in 5 years?

Looking for work -
Where 4 in 10 of the unemployed people in my community have giving up hope of finding a job?
Half of the people working are employed in precarious jobs.

In a society where capitalization is a priority creating more viable options and opportunities for people would seem to only make sense.