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Reporter’s call for Trudeau to grow the economy ignores threat to humanity’s very survival

Reporter’s call for Trudeau to grow the economy ignores threat to humanity’s very survival

Read my critical letter in reply to reporter John Ivison, of the National Post, who wrote the article. —

My letter to John Ivison

Dear John Ivison,

Your article “How Trudeau wasted a chance to spark Canadian economic growth during the pandemic” reflects your appalling ignorance of humanity’s existential predicament.

Decades of unrelenting global economic growth have driven us to a planetary breaking point of ecological overshoot – way too many people are using way too much energy and material resources and dumping way too much waste.

Moreover, there’s already way too much disinformation and misinformation in circulation. As a newspaper reporter, you have an added responsibility to become responsibly informed about the science-based reality of the human predicament. Judging from your readers’ comments to your article, you, sir, are adding to the dissemination of disinformation.

But that is about what I have come to expect from the rightwing National Post.

Yours truly,

Frank White, etc.

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Excerpts from Ivison’s article

How Trudeau wasted a chance to spark Canadian economic growth during the pandemic, That’s the title of reporter John Ivison’s article that appeared in the National post’s Saturday, October 16 edition.

Ivison’s article, 1934 words in length — reposted in full at the bottom of this post — begins:

The Liberal government is more focused on redistributing the existing economic pie than generating the wealth needed to ensure future prosperity

Paul Romer coined the phrase “a crisis is a terrible thing to waste” back in 2004. “I tried to suggest that there is a risk of complacency in ordinary times and that a crisis is the time when you might be able to mobilize some coordinated efforts to do better,” the Nobel Prize-winning economist said in an interview with the National Post this week…

…click on the above link to read the rest of the article…

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