McQUARRIE – Norway a shining example of how to manage resource revenues

I’M HAVING a bit of a socialist moment today.

A somewhat different kind of socialist moment though, as I want to be a millionaire like every man woman and child is in Norway. I mean let’s face it, if you’re going to be a socialist, it might as well be a rich socialist.

So how did all these Norwegians become so wealthy?

It was a pretty straightforward approach but it did take political will and an ability to think, plan and act beyond the constraints of election cycles. It required a government acting in the best interests of its citizens as opposed to its own short-term political interests.


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2 Comments on McQUARRIE – Norway a shining example of how to manage resource revenues

  1. Discipline is a word that is missing in Victoria and Ottawa.

  2. Well done again, Bill.
    The Norway example has been mentioned before…the amazing, head-shaking part is…why aren’t we following them?

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