Antagoniste


4 mai 2008

Pénurie Économie Québec

Emploi Québec

Depuis la fermeture de l’usine Crocs, 300 postes ont été recensés dans la région Québec pour les gens ayant perdu leur emploi. Toutefois, seulement 250 des travailleurs mis-à-pied ont fait des démarches pour obtenir ces jobs


4 mai 2008

Think big ! Économie En Citations International

Agriculture

L’économiste Paul Collier au sujet des causes de la crise alimentaire en Afrique:

The remedy to high food prices is to increase food supply, something that is entirely feasible. The most realistic way to raise global supply is to replicate the Brazilian model of large, technologically sophisticated agro-companies supplying for the world market. There are still many areas of the world that have good land which could be used far more productively if it was properly managed by large companies.

Unfortunately, large-scale commercial agriculture is unromantic. We laud the production style of the peasant: environmentally sustainable and human in scale. In respect of manufacturing and services we grew out of this fantasy years ago, but in agriculture it continues to contaminate our policies. In Europe and Japan huge public resources have been devoted to propping up small farms. The best that can be said for these policies is that we can afford them. In Africa, which cannot afford them, development agencies have oriented their entire efforts on agricultural development to peasant style production. As a result, Africa has less large-scale commercial agriculture than it had fifty years ago. Unfortunately, peasant farming is generally not well-suited to innovation and investment: the result has been that African agriculture has fallen further and further behind the advancing productivity frontier of the globalized commercial model.


4 mai 2008

Formidablement solitaire Gauchistan Québec

Québec Solidaire

Selon le dernier sondage CROP, Québec Solitaire croupit en dernière position avec 5% des intentions de vote. C’est presque deux fois moins que le Parti vert qui est à 9%. Pourtant, Québec solitaire qualifie ce résultat de « formidable ».

Moi aussi je trouve formidable que 95% des Québécois rejettent les idées réactionnaires de la formation socialiste.