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
Albertans can expect to be going to the polls sometime between March and May 2019. Political Parties are well into preparation by raising funds, nominating candidates, holding policy conventions and constructing election platforms. Dave Cournoyer is a great writer and seasoned political watcher living in Edmonton. He blogs at Daveberta.ca. He is a fellow you … Continue reading Alberta Election 2019
I listened to an interview on CBC Radio Day 6 program recently. It was about the rise and results of Political Tribalism on the States. The point was hate for the "Other" is embedded in so much of American party politics. President Obama is on the campaign trail and describing the American Midterm election as … Continue reading The Satanic of Verses