was just reading an article on the bbc news website about india introducing a rice export ban on non-basmati rices. it seems to me that signs are increasingly pointing to either a total collapse of our current economic state or a seismic restructuring of world affairs.
the credit crisis in america absolutely disgusts me to my core. i don’t understand why the world is not more outraged and ready to make changes with the way the global economy has been centering on american capitalism. these situations are so repetetive: enron was a vile mess of greed and exploitation that managed to leave many top executives rich while regular employees were left with nothing. the ‘credit crisis’ has seen investment bankers walk away with huge sums of money, the banks being bailed out by the government, and regular home owners forced out of the their homes by the millions. the american government hasn’t stepped in to help the taxpayers that will inevitably foot the the bill to bail out the banks that failed them. AND PEOPLE ARE NOT OUTRAGED!
WHAT HAS TO HAPPEN TO MAKE PEOPLE REALIZE THAT THE SYSTEM IS NOT WORKING? america’s economy continues to crumble at the hands of greed and short-sightedness and yet the world economy continues to emulate it. the world is addicted to oil but instead of moving away from a resource that is getting increasingly scarce, expensive and dirty to produce we consume more and more everyday.
i’m tired of hearing all this talk of ‘green companies’ and ‘corporate social responsibilty.’ i want to see action. changes in the fundamental way that we understand economics and regulate the economy. much of this is why i’m done with alberta.
i’m done living in a province with a majority of people that believe ed stelmach handled the royalty review well. a place where people don’t worry about oil supplies because we sitting on the tar sands – despite that fact that our oil is pretty much under the control of american oil companies who ship it south for refining ASAP and destroy our ecosystem in the process – charging us whatever they choose to ship it back to us. but who cares right, as long as we don’t run a budget deficit the world is good. so what if we’ve squandered our chance at a stable economy in the long-term. some people are rich now. and the rest don’t want to get in the way of that progress. this is alberta after all. we do things ‘differently’ here.