WebStamp October 23, 2019

MAD Economic Move #6 ~Restructuring

The recent 2019 federal election shows that Canadians are concerned about preserving the environment but not at the cost of jobs and the bottom line. Greed has exploited commerce to such an extent that it has developed into an inflationary unsustainable economy. Society is often slow to adapt fearing change to the normal routine. As society evolves the people need to progress with it.

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As the world changes, so do the way things are run. With smartphones, we have greater access to the world and have lost many phone booths, newspapers, fax machines, and pagers along with the jobs supporting them. The evolution of the rotary phone eliminated switchboard operators but paved the way for more advanced jobs. With smartphones, we have many new positions available as IT technicians, programmers, and graphic designers.

As society changes to using renewable energy to help reduce climate change the lost oil and gas jobs will be replaced with more eco-friendly sustainable employment. The use of oil will continue for many years before the total transition to the use of renewable energy becomes the norm. And even once that plateau is reached there will still be a need for oil for the manufacturing of products. Until then we need to be innovative, smart, and responsible for the way we consume energy.

We could reduce using fossil fuels by not shipping our crude oil overseas and steamships are one of the worst polluters. Instead, we should refine and distribute the oil locally which would help create jobs and cut greenhouse gases. Since B.C. and Quebec don’t want pipelines the government should build a pipeline across the Prairie Provinces connected to Eco-friendly micro refineries. The government should then lease these non-polluting refineries to entrepreneurs who would run them efficiently and cost productively providing cleanly produced energy locally.

As a nation, we should be using our own resources instead of importing $97 Billion dollars of oil. First of all, our crude is cheaper and it is less costly to transport short distances. Local Eco-Micro refineries, using emission capture for new product development, would be clean and efficient providing employment, save on transportation costs and pollution, and supports the local economy. The world needs to stop transporting fossil fuels back and forth over great distances using large amounts of polluting fuel.

Restructuring the oil and gas industry is not the only step towards developing a Sustainable Circular Economy. A change in the way commerce and lifestyles are required. The revolution has begun with the development of Circular Business models and consumer habits. The need to eliminate waste and preserve the environment by following the 5R’s of Sustainability also needs to develop into a more localized Circular Business Model.

For change to happen, we need all forms of government to collaborate to create a truly Eco-friendly Sustainable Economy for all to be a part of. Make the M.A.D. Move and tell your elected officials to restructure the economy towards a more efficient eco-friendly sustainable lifestyle, after all, you voted them in to tend to your needs. Make A Difference with your future.

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Excerpt from 1912 Popular Mechanics Magazine warning about climate change.

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Marinus (René) Verschuren
Marinus (René) Verschuren
Founder of WebStamp
René has been involved in the publishing and printing industry since the 1970s. He has published and distributed a successful 24-page weekly news advertiser with a circulation of 4400 copies. Also for the last 20 years, he has been a printer, plotter, scanner and 3D printer technician and installer. Since High School, he also has worked as a janitor, cabinet maker, building construction, landscaper/designer, computer operator producing microfiche, graphic artist, and webmaster, among many other professions. This qualifies him as a Jack-of-All-Trades with plenty of knowledge in many subjects.

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