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29 février 2012

A-t-on besoin de l’État en santé ? Économie En Vidéos Philosophie

La réponse du professeur Richard Epstein:

What if charities fail to provide for the poor?

In response to Epstein’s call in his book for private charities to provide care for those that cannot afford it in the marketplace, he says that throughout American history mandates have reduced charitable services. So if health care was not mandated, we would see an increase in charitable health centers. There would be gaps, but it would be incorrect to think there are not even larger gaps already in the current system. Government has the responsibility to get out of the way and let people find coverage in the marketplace.

Comme l’explique Richard Epstein, un système reposant entièrement sur des dons de charités ne serait pas sans failles, mais ces failles seraient moins grandes que celles associées à un système de santé publique. Pour preuve, prenez en considération qu’aux États-Unis les gens sans assurance chez qui on a diagnostiqué un cancer du sein ou un cancer colorectal ont plus de chance de rémission que les gens qui sont couverts par le système public.


29 février 2012

Top 5 Qc/Ca Canada Québec Top Actualité

Le Top 5 de l’actualité québécoise et canadienne (21-27 février) selon Influence Communication:

Actualité Canada

Actualité Canada

Petit commentaire personnel: « The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers ». -Thomas Jefferson

Source:
Influence Communication


29 février 2012

Une autre bonne idée de la gauche… Économie Environnement Europe Revue de presse

National Post

Bjørn Lomborg: Germany’s solar experiment collapses
National Post

Germany once prided itself on being the “photovoltaic world champion,” doling out generous subsidies — totalling more than US$130-billion, according to research from Germany’s Ruhr University — to citizens to invest in solar energy. But now the German government is vowing to cut the subsidies sooner than planned, and to phase out support over the next five years. What went wrong?

According to Der Spiegel, even members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s staff are now describing the policy as a massive money pit. Philipp Rösler, Germany’s Minister of Economics and Technology, has called the spiralling solar subsidies a “threat to the economy.”

Indeed, despite the massive investment, solar power accounts for only about 0.3% of Germany’s total energy. This is one of the key reasons why Germans now pay the second-highest price for electricity in the developed world (exceeded only by Denmark, which aims to be the “world wind-energy champion”).

Germany’s experiment with subsidizing inefficient solar technology has failed. As even many German officials would probably attest, governments elsewhere cannot afford to repeat the same mistake.

Notez bien qu’avec la hausse du prix de l’essence, les enverdeurs vont probablement revenir à la charge pour demander au gouvernement de gaspiller notre argent dans des initiatives qui n’enrichiront que le lobby écologiste…