The Disaffected Lib: The Cult of Living Large

2015, we’re told, is the year the developed world (that’s us) and the emerging economies (China, India, etc., etc., etc.) will close ranks to formulate an effective plan of action to fight climate change.  It’s going to be Kyoto on steroids, a true hallelujah moment, a meeting of minds, a global joining of hands, a ...

The Disaffected Lib: A Must Read – Why America Is Not in Decline, Except at Home.

America hasn’t really declined.  America simply went global and, in the process, turned its back on working-class Americans, blue and white collar.  A globalized America is an America of the 1%.  The rest who still believe are suckers. That’s the premise of a fine essay in Politico by Sean Starrs, a PhD student at York ...

The Disaffected Lib: Another Victim of Globalization – Britain’s Trees.

British Columbians were, and remain, incensed that trade agreements prevented our government from blocking the export of raw logs.  We wanted the log processing jobs from the sawmills to wood fibre and pulp processing opportunities.   We can’t, we were told by Victoria, our hands are tied. Britons are now being told their country will suffer ...