The Canadian left has a problem. A big one.
It’s actually the same problem that the global left has at this moment in time: their model for governance, the profligate welfare states of Europe, are on the verge of dragging Europe – and with it, the rest of the world – into another Great Depression. They’ve convinced themselves that Europe – and their dreams of an all-encompassing welfare nanny state – are too big to fail. They can’t afford to allow Europe to collapse, because it will undermine virtually every myth on which they’ve built their political house of cards.
Enter Dan Gardner. He’s a standard bearer for the consensus media who’s never seen an opportunity to snipe at Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government that he didn’t like. And he seems to think that he found one in Europe’s “sovereign debt crisis.”
Gardner doesn’t seem to think that the European welfare state is the problem in Europe, and he found himself an article in The Economist that contends precisely that. The Economist article, entitled “The Proper Diagnosis: Profligacy Is Not the Problem”, essentially plays a chicken-and-egg game with the Sovereign Debt Crisis, and essentially obfuscates the role that the welfare...More >>