Originally posted on 31 October 2017
Several headlines stood out over the past week, which, provide further context to the governing dilemma facing the New Democratic government. The dilemma is running a state that historically could run deficits seemingly indefinitely and not have to raise taxes. The second piece of the dilemma is the economic transition away from fossil fuel consumption. Continue reading
Originally posted 7 October 2017
Kevin Taft’s new book Oil’s Deep State, sub-titled “How the petroleum industry undermines democracy and stops action on global warming- in Alberta and in Ottawa,” was released on 26 September to a large audience at the UofA’s TELUS Centre. The book launch was sponsored by the Parkland Institute and Alberta Views newsmagazine. The book is a “must read” for anyone who is interested in Alberta politics and society. Continue reading
Readers are encouraged to visit 2018 Economic Outlook conference for information about the 7 December event and register for the conference. The event always has an excellent roster of speakers and a great place to meet new folks and renew acquaintances.
(Have just registered!)
After at least two years of poor economic performance, it is fair to examine recent economic data to ascertain and to judge whether the Alberta recession is over. Continue reading