The latinamericanization of the United States + an appeal to Canada
Corporate CEOs have long been envious of the relationship enjoyed by the Latin American land-owning elites with their numberless peasants (peones), surviving on a pittance & a prayer, trapped in small, sovereign republics. Historically juntas, coups & revolutions have happened there but they kept their advantagous business model. Globalization opened the floodgates (until dim, blue-collar voters in 'developed' countries caught on, decades too late).
And thus the socio-economic playing fields of the Americas (& the world) are leveling, to wit:
"PLAYBOY: Is the United States becoming a banana republic?
"KRUGMAN: In some important ways, yes. We used to talk about the classic problems of typically Latin American countries where the inability to achieve political consensus made it impossible to have effective economic policies. Well, that’s us. And, of course, there are the levels of inequality. In a lot of ways, America now looks like the classic Latin American problem." from: http://www.playboy.com/magazine/playboy-interview-paul-krugman
So, . . . Canada, help! We need your uber-rational guidance. (Please don't suggest we subject the USA to more sub-zero temperatures, or that we seal our southern border with scissoring arrays of Star Wars laser swords.) And while your eyes are in the light of this screen, we could also use your tar-sands extracts too, as long as you refine the goop there, like in Saskachewan someplace, and sell us clean gas, diesel & bunker, thank you.
By the bye, what are you Canadians doing with all that toxic leachate from extracting the parts per million of gold from the tailings left outside old mines in Nicaragua, since the price of gold has made it worth your while? Or is that THEIR problem?