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13 janvier 2010

Libre-échange = droits humains Économie En Citations International Mondialisation Philosophie


Jeff Jacoby, chroniqueur au Boston Globe, au sujet du libre-échange:

« Free trade isn’t a battle that countries (or states) win or lose. It is a human right – the liberty to engage in voluntary transactions that leave both participants better off. If John wants to sell something that Mary wants to buy, it should make no difference to the lawfulness of their exchange whether they are residents of different neighborhoods, different states, or different nations. »

13 janvier 2010

Arguing with Idiots: Robin Couture Arguing with Idiots Économie En Chiffres Québec Récession

Déclaration de Robin Couture, porte-parole de la Coalition pour un Québec sans pauvreté: « La crise économique a certainement touché les plus vulnérables. Ceux qui occupaient des emplois de service notamment, et ils sont nombreux à Montréal ».

Désolé, mais c’est faux:


Règle générale, le taux de chômage dans le secteur des services est resté inférieur à 5%, un seuil qui correspond au plein emploi.

En passant, 61,9% des BS au Québec n’ont aucune contrainte au travail.

Statistique Canada
Tableau 282-0007

13 janvier 2010

La dictature venezuélienne Économie Gauchistan Revue de presse Venezuela

The Globe And Mail

Chavez warns business after Venezuela devaluation
The Globe and Mail

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez ordered soldiers to seek out businesses that raise prices after a sharp devaluation of the bolivar currency last week, saying his government will not tolerate price speculation.

“Right now, there is absolutely no reason for anybody to be raising prices of absolutely anything,” he said on his weekly TV show, two days after announcing a dual exchange system for the fixed rate bolivar. “I want the National Guard on the streets with the people to fight against speculation,” he said to applause. “Publicly denounce the speculator and we will intervene in any business of any size.”

The former paratrooper says the devaluation will help make Venezuelan companies more competitive but he warned the government would take over shops and give them to their workers if price rises were discovered.

Venezuelans packed electrical goods stores Saturday, fearing prices will double as the cost of imports rise. Top officials have said in recent days that Venezuela’s inflation, already the highest in the Americas at 25 per cent last year, will be pushed up by the devaluation.