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1 septembre 2011

Qu’est-ce que la main invisible ? Économie En Vidéos Philosophie

Puisque la gauche n’a jamais fait l’effort de comprendre le concept de la main invisible, elle dénigre allègrement cette idée.

Voici donc ce qu’est la main invisible:

Pour citer Adam Smith: « It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own self interest. »

1 septembre 2011

Une belle description du Québec En Citations Philosophie Québec

Atlas Shrugged

Extrait du roman Atlas Shrugged d’Ayn Rand qui décrit assez bien le Québec…

« When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion–when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing–when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors–when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you–when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice–you may know that your society is doomed. »

1 septembre 2011

Canada et États-Unis: même destin ? Canada Économie En Chiffres États-Unis

Un graphique assez intéressant sur la valeur des maisons au Canada et aux États-Unis depuis 2000:

Immobilier Canada

Quand la valeur des maisons a doublé aux États-Unis (200%), la bulle a éclaté.  Au Canada, pour le mois de juin 2011, nous étions à… 212,3%.  À titre indicatif, le taux d’inflation depuis janvier 2000 est de 27,1%

Rappelons que pour acquitter les frais d’une maison à deux étages, les Canadiens consacrent déjà en moyenne 49,3% de leurs revenus.

Et le maintien du taux directeur par la banque du Canada à un niveau artificiellement bas ne fera rien pour améliorer la situation…

Standard & Poor's
S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

Teranet – National Bank National Composite House Price Index

1 septembre 2011

Obama, l’antonyme du roi Midas Économie Environnement États-Unis Revue de presse

Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Solyndra to File for Bankruptcy
Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Solyndra Inc., a maker of solar modules that received a $535 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Energy Department, suspended operations and plans to file for bankruptcy, saying it couldn’t compete with larger rivals.

The closely held company will seek Chapter 11 protection, Fremont, California-based Solyndra said today in a statement. It didn’t say how much it owes to creditors.

Solyndra is the third U.S. solar manufacturer to fail in a month as falling panel prices and weak global demand are driving a wave of industry consolidation. President Obama visited Solyndra’s factory in May 2010 to promote investments in renewable energy and its closure will provide fuel to critics of his policies.

“Solyndra could not achieve full-scale operations rapidly enough to compete in the near term with the resources of larger foreign manufacturers,” the company said in the statement. Its problems were exacerbated by a global glut of solar panels and slowing demand “that in part resulted from uncertainty in governmental incentive programs in Europe.”