It’s time we put a stop to the Norwailing

I think the year 2015 will be remembered for the frenzy of thrift that suddenly descended upon Alberta – largely from outside her borders, I should add. I refer, of course, to the sudden passion for stowing away oil and gas royalties in a Norwegian-style wealth fund. Alberta, we are told, has been foolish to exhaust its hydrocarbon money on current program spending; this is money that belongs rightly to the future, money that should be socked away for the benefit of the children. (It would be awkward to call them the unborn.)

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