Saturday, July 6, 2013

The terrorism of unregulated capitalist enterprise

While we don't want to read too much into the Quebec train explosion at this early hour, there is one thing we know for sure.

Back in the day, a train such as that would never have been left unattended.

There would have been a caboose and that's where the crew would have stayed for a layover.

But that extra crew and that caboose are easy pickings for the efficiency experts who want rail traffic to be lean and mean.

We now have one incident which by far has caused more mayhem than all of the terror attacks in the history of Canadian terror attacks.

If we can spend billions avoiding the latter, why can we not spend some loose change preventing the former?

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