There is lots of frustration and anger in Alberta these days. Perceptions are hardening, fasts are used and abused selectively, beliefs depend on where you stand and are personally impacted on an issue, or what political partisan ideology you identify with. In the various Alberta-based sources of rhetorical flourishes we often hear that "Ottawa Liberals … Continue reading Some Perspective on Federal Government Actions on Alberta Energy Issues
Here it comes. The Green New Deal will shake the windows and rattle the doors of the political establishment in Congress and really aggravate the White House. The big-buck lobbyists, and self-serving Corporate Deniers of #ClimateChange are going to find they can't buy the usual political suspects any more, even if they survive the 2020 … Continue reading Here Comes the Green New Deal
The old adage that in politics perception is reality hold true all too often. Evidence based opinion is often overwhelmed by confrontational bias related to tribal beliefs, priority interests or just plain sloppy thinking. All of these are alive and well in the Alberta citizenry these days, especially as related to perceptions of Alberta's economic … Continue reading Are Perceptions Reality in Alberta?
INEPTNESS Here is a link to the Keep Canada Working website. Scroll down a bit and watch the dramatic visual on how much the ineptness, negligence and stupidity of past government is costing us now. This on-going calculation of opportunity loss is just from August 30, 2018. This disaster has been going on for decades … Continue reading Squandered Opportunity in Alberta
I have been keenly (more concerned than keen actually) aware of the dramatic shifts that are happening in the Alberta economy, especially in the "big engine", oil and gas sectors from exponential technologies. This graph from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows what has been happening in to the pace of information technology evolution compared … Continue reading Economic Transformation in Alberta