Mike Robinson Columnist Troy Media

The ruckus over the Kinder Morgan project is a good reminder that the economic conditions we once enjoyed are on the way out.
The ruckus over the Kinder Morgan project is a good reminder that the economic conditions we once enjoyed are on the way out.

The pipeline to the future doesn't carry the jobs of the past

By Mike Robinson Columnist Troy Media
May 22, 2018 - 9:29am

While the opinion writers and politicians are venting about expanding the Kinder Morgan pipeline for diluted bitumen to the West Coast, it might help to consider some history.

How an old sailor’s vernacular links us to the past, gives us perspective on a disruptive future … and makes us smile
How an old sailor’s vernacular links us to the past, gives us perspective on a disruptive future … and makes us smile

‘Three sheets to the wind, damn nearly decks awash!’

By Mike Robinson Columnist Troy Media
April 16, 2018 - 3:29pm

In the early 1900s, steam was rapidly replacing sail, and the square-rigged ‘tea clippers’ that dominated the merchant marine were fast becoming anachronisms. Like so many workers today, sailors suddenly faced an economy characterized by disruption.