In feeding trough, bigger not better
I am reading more on the perils of trade deals which will allow multinationals to control federal governments and that the federal government is liable for provincial governments spending on behalf of their own constituents when it is determined that support to local operations is a violation of trade agreements.
For years think-tanks have compared the operation of governments to business. In my opinion, one of the main jobs of government is to keep the big from gobbling up the small.
Instead of comparing the leaders to CEOs the comparison should be to farmers.
In my childhood on a mixed farm, the feeding trough was designed so the big animals, could not reach to the bottom where small openings were made for the smaller ones to feed.
As long as success continues to be measured in terms of money only, the ones at the bottom will continue to fail and eventually the environment will be destroyed and even the biggest at the top of the food chain will fail.
Competition and success are fine and necessary but there is a right size to aspire to and bigger is not always better and often it is not sustainable. Marion E. MacCallum, Charlottetown