In recent memory the major get rich scheme that helped sculpt the Canadian frontier was the Klondike Gold Rush, and the National Film Board again comes through with an excellent movie outlining this event, called the City of Gold. Yes, there were bubbles and rushes before Housing and Bitcoin!
For my American readers this is similar to the California gold rush, however it is in the North of Canada in Dawson City, and this film outlines the problems endured to try to “Get Rich Quick!”.
In today’s Get Rich Quick schemes, at least you don’t have to trek through snow and fight Grizzly bears, but are they as likely to make us money? Although with Bitcoin, who knows you might end up fighting dragons (in China)?