the freeland doctrine

Freeland proposes trade with allies over trade with autocracies. It’s a huge jump from the capitalist globalization of the last 70+ years. It would force Russia and China to continue tightening their relationship but would deny them our money and free us from their economic extortion. Historically, trade brings better understanding and a built-in resistance to war, but as we are seeing, that doesn’t stop tyrants like Putin, so why enable them? It won’t be easy, and there are risks, but I believe it will be worth it.

eco-warriors =/≠ loggers

Loggers and the eco-warriors who oppose them have more in common than most of us think — including them — and BC’s near- and long-term economic future depends on smart policy grounded in that common interest. Listen to Big Tree Hunt produced by friend and smart guy Brad Badelt