[Sust-mar] Oil, Economy, Environment and Dutch Disease

Christopher Majka c.majka at ns.sympatico.ca
Fri Jun 1 10:56:12 EDT 2012


Those who are interested in the oil, economic development, and the  
environment may be interested in my recent article:

	Dutch disease denial: Inflation, politics, and tar

Currently "Dutch disease" (emphatically not the same as Dutch elm  
disease ;~>) is much in the news as a result of NDP leader Thomas  
Mulcair's assertion that Canada suffers from it. If you would like to  
find out more about this economic malaise and what factors have caused  
it - in both the Netherlands and Canada - feel free to peruse the  
article. Although Dutch disease is an economic phenomenon, in Canada  
it is intimately connected with the exploitation of the Athabaska  
bitumen sands, which of course, have significant environmental and  
climate change repercussions.

Best wishes!

Christopher Majka

Christopher Majka
Project Democracy

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting  
different results. - Albert Einstein

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