The Allocation Machine

A Speech from the Throne offers the opportunity for governments to wrap themselves in the flag of Parliamentary pomp and share their plans for the upcoming session. Always a time for trumpets, dress up in capes and hats, a few swords and the Mace.   Government can be seen as just one big allocation machine.  It uses revenue, […]

The Blue Ribbon Panel

The United Conservative Party (UCP) launched a review of Alberta’s fiscal situation by appointing a panel of experts.  The Panel is to come up with a plan to balance the budget by fixing a deficit of 7 billion dollars. And Panel has been given tough marching orders!  It must not propose tax increases.  It is to “find ways to eliminate […]