The Disaffected Lib: A Fitting End to a Country Grown Too Old

Remember when North America was called the New World? Well, in some ways, it’s rather old, very old. The United States boasts of being the world’s oldest constitutional democracy and, even if that means brushing a few other nations such as Switzerland under the carpet, it clings to that claim. These are, however, technicalities. The ...

Autonomy For All: The 0.01% Oppose Renewable Energy Because You Can’t Suck Rents From It

It doesn’t get much more naked than this (AP): A political group founded by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch wants Georgia’s utility regulators to reject a plan requiring Southern Co. to buy more solar energy, but an Associated Press review ahead of a vote on the issue finds that it has used misleading figures ...

Autonomy For All: The Resource Trap Explained

Canada is suffering from the Resource Trap, or Resource Curse. We don’t have it acutely yet, to the point of sterotypical corrupt petro-states, but we are suffering numerous symptoms from the list: Dutch Disease. Yes, Mulcair was right. Oil sales have driven up our dollar and made our manufacturing and service exports less competitive.  This ...