• John Robson: Alberta's terrible mini-OPEC plan is doomed to fail

    5 monthes ago - By National Post

    They say golf, like life, is never so bad it can't get worse. And then there's public policy. For instance trying to turn Alberta into a one-jurisdiction OPEC, taking us from revisiting failed 1980s policies in the car industry to failed 1970s policies in energy.
    You might not enjoy hearing how exactly I once shot 21 on a par 3. But would you rather I detailed everything wrong with this panicky cartelization of the oil patch? OK.
    Point one: It attempts to increase wealth by decreasing wealth. The idea is Alberta will be richer if it produces less oil and more nothing.
    Point two: It is an...
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