1. David Ebner has written an excellent piece in today's ROB about the BC economy. The story is very detailed and worthy of a good, slow read. But the highlights are relatively simple. We have depended on real estate and consumer spending, while ignoring at our peril, exports. Our trade deficits are enormous.
What does this say to you about any real sense of planning and foresight and vision Gordon Campbell may have had for our economy?
What, if anything, have they been doing, besides riding the crests of various illusionary waves, about stimulating and encouraging productivity and exports of finished goods?
2. There was a small but telling story in the news today:
Saturday, September 5, 2009
I'm not usually caught up with cars.
I drive a 16 year old Mazda.
The other day a friend joined us for dinner.
He is 21.
He brought over his new Shelby.
Open the hood and the engine looks like something NASA would build.
I don't want it. I don't need it.
But having driven in it, I get it. Wow!
Posted by David Berner at 9:56 AM