Antagoniste


13 mars 2013

Chômage et syndicat: un démocrate donne raison à Harper Économie En Citations États-Unis

Lawrence Summers

Citation de Lawrence Summers, économiste qui a été le secrétaire du Trésor de Bill Clinton entre 1999 et 2001:

« Unemployment insurance also extends the time a person stays off the job. Clark and I estimated that the existence of unemployment insurance almost doubles the number of unemployment spells lasting more than three months. If unemployment insurance were eliminated, the unemployment rate would drop by more than half a percentage point (ce qui représente 97 000 chômeurs de moins au Canada).

Another cause of long-term unemployment is unionization. High union wages that exceed the competitive market rate are likely to cause job losses in the unionized sector of the economy. Also, those who lose high-wage union jobs are often reluctant to accept alternative low-wage employment. Between 1970 and 1985, for example, a state with a 20 percent unionization rate, approximately the average for the fifty states and the District of Columbia, experienced an unemployment rate that was 1.2 percentage points higher than that of a hypothetical state that had no unions. »


13 mars 2013

Obamanomics vs. Harpernomics Canada Chine Économie En Chiffres États-Unis

Qui de Stephen Harper ou Barack Obama a eu les meilleures politiques économiques ? Voici le verdict avec la Chine comme point de comparaison (Obamiste, s’abstenir)…

Obama le rouge

Victoire très facile de Stephen Harper sur Barack Obama…  Dans presque toutes les catégories, Obama est incapable de faire mieux que la Chine…  communiste !!!  Tout un champion ce démocrate.  Avant de vouloir chauffer le Canada, Obama devrait peut-être commencer par être moins communiste que la Chine…

Voici comment Stephen Harper et Barack Obama ont fait évoluer leur pays depuis leur élection respective:

Obama le rouge

Stephen Harper a trébuché sur la réglementation et l’endettement et Obama a trébuché sur…  tout !!!  Peut-on imaginer un pire président ? Obama fait pire que Bush, même si ce dernier a toujours eu tendance à pencher à gauche sur les questions économiques !

Source:
Forum Économique Mondial
Centre for Global Competitiveness and Performance


13 mars 2013

Les émotions Coup de gueule Économie Québec Revue de presse

The Globe And Mail

DBRS downgrades Rona debt
The Globe And Mail

Rona Inc.’s credit rating has been downgraded to below investment grade by DBRS amid the troubled Quebec company’s efforts to restructure its business.

The ratings agency said Tuesday that the home improvement retailer’s continued deterioration in operating performance means its credit risk profile is no longer consistent with investment grade debt. The competitive environment for Rona is looking increasingly difficult, given Home Depot Inc.’s strong performance and rumblings from Lowe’s Cos. Inc. about expansion in Canada, DBRS added.

The agency downgraded the issuer rating, which speaks to the company as a whole, along with Rona’s senior unsecured debt to double-B (high) from triple-B (low). It also downgraded the company’s preferred share rating to Pfd-4 (high), or speculative, from Pfd-3 (low) and maintained its negative rating.

The Quebec-based company lost $17.9-million, or 15 cents per share, for the period ended Dec. 30, compared to a loss of $153.6-million or $1.19 per share a year earlier. Pointing to Rona’s 2012 full-year results, DBRS noted it was the third consecutive year of declining EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) and EBITDA margins.

Une maudite chance qu’au Québec les politiciens n’ont pas fait croire à une population trop naïve qu’il fallait que la Caisse de Dépôt investisse dans Rona parce que cette quincaillerie représentait un fleuron économique… On aurait vraiment eu l’air con si c’était arrivé…