Do you understand the meaning of "in the black"?
in the context i was using it in , i.e countries running their economies with either a deficit , or a surplus , i have alway's undertood it to mean that they are running a surplus , and not just countries but businesses and individuals as well . to be running a business or a country in the red , means to be running at a loss
and beyond that from the reading i have done on the subject , i gather that canada is like australia in the sense that is deriving great wealth from selling off it's natural resource's , where that wealth ends up is another question again, i do not have enough information on the subject to comment on this situation as it pertains to canada , but in the case of my own country i can tell you that it ends up in the hands of a few greedy people , clive palmer , andrew forrest , and gina rhinehart , amongst others , who are buying media outlets in order to threaten , cajole and try to generally convince australians of the fact that this is the natural order things and we should stfu and be greatfull.
but my brain is bigger than my abs
Edited by puckinloveicehockey, 29 March 2012 - 07:00 PM.