Episode 3

The Political Economy of Tar Sands

What is the future of the tar sands in Canada and how does this industry fit in the larger global political economy of fossil fuels? What is the rentier’s dilemma and how does it affect the tar sand economy? In this episode, Lukas Slothuus and Ashok Kumar talk with Tyler McCreary, author of Crisis in the Tar Sands: Fossil Capitalism and the Future of the Alberta Hydrocarbon Economy from the most recent journal issue 30.1 of Historical Materialism.