Antagoniste


28 août 2014

Un ministre et un chandail Canada États-Unis Revue de presse

The Washington Times

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Chicago crime rate drops as concealed carry applications surge
The Washington Times

Since Illinois started granting concealed carry permits this year, the number of robberies that have led to arrests in Chicago has declined 20 percent from last year, according to police department statistics. Reports of burglary and motor vehicle theft are down 20 percent and 26 percent, respectively. In the first quarter, the city’s homicide rate was at a 56-year low.

“It isn’t any coincidence crime rates started to go down when concealed carry was permitted. Just the idea that the criminals don’t know who’s armed and who isn’t has a deterrence effect,” said Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association. “The police department hasn’t changed a single tactic — they haven’t announced a shift in policy or of course — and yet you have these incredible numbers.”

As of July 29 the state had 83,183 applications for concealed carry and had issued 68,549 licenses. By the end of the year, Mr. Pearson estimates, 100,000 Illinois citizens will be packing. When Illinois began processing requests in January, gun training and shooting classes — which are required for the application — were filling up before the rifle association was able to schedule them, Mr. Pearson said.

A July study by the Crime Prevention Research Center found that 11.1 million Americans have permits to carry concealed weapons, a 147 percent increase from 4.5 million seven years ago. Meanwhile, homicide and other violent crime rates have dropped by 22 percent.

Je dédie ce billet à Peter MacKay et l’Association canadienne pour les armes à feu. Dans les jours à venir, ils seront sans doute les victimes de l’intolérance et de la haine de bien des Québécois (d’ailleurs, c’est déjà commencé dans le cas de la demoiselle que l’on voit sur la photo)…


27 août 2014

Efficacité énergétique Économie Environnement Europe Revue de presse

The Daily Telegraph

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Wind farm ‘needs 700 times more land’ than fracking site to produce same energy
The Daily Telegraph

A wind farm requires 700 times more land to produce the same amount of energy as a fracking site, according to analysis by the energy department’s recently-departed chief scientific advisor.

Prof David MacKay, who stood down from the Government role at the end of July, published analysis putting shale gas extraction “in perspective”, showing it was far less intrusive on the landscape than wind or solar energy.

His intervention was welcomed by fracking groups, who are battling to win public support amid claims from green groups and other critics that shale gas extraction will require the “industrialisation” of the countryside. Prof MacKay said that a shale gas site uses less land and “creates the least visual intrusion”, compared with a wind farm or solar farm capable of producing the equivalent amount of energy over 25 years.

He rated each technology’s “footprint” against six criteria covering aspects of land use, height, visual impact and truck movements to and from the site. The shale gas site or “pad” was the “winning” technology on three measures, solar farms won on two, while wind farms did not win any. None was deemed to have “won” on truck movements as all types generated “lots” of traffic.

Au Québec, on a imposé un moratoire sur les gaz de schiste et on a dépensé sans compter pour construire des éoliennes… On est vraiment zozo…


26 août 2014

L’intérêt stratégique Canada Économie Gauchistan Revue de presse

Le Journal de Montreal

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Réactions politiques négatives concernant l’achat de Tim Hortons par Burger King
Le Journal de Montréal

«Il semble assez clair que Burger King voudrait déménager son siège social au Canada, a déclaré par courriel à l’Agence QMI la porte-parole néo-démocrate en matière d’industrie, Peggy Nash. Ce qui est moins clair, c’est qu’est-ce que les Canadiens retirent de cette entente.»

«Comme tous les Canadiens, les néo-démocrates veulent des détails sur la prise de contrôle potentielle d’une entreprise qui emploie 100 000 personnes dans notre pays, a poursuivi Mme Nash. Toute prise de contrôle étrangère doit passer le test de l’avantage net et pas seulement une approbation d’office du gouvernement conservateur.»

Tout en disant ne pas vouloir commenter les décisions prises par le secteur privé, le ministre de l’Industrie, James Moore, a rappelé que «les charges fiscales totales au Canada sont maintenant moins élevées de 46 % par rapport aux États-Unis», selon la firme KPMG.

«En réduisant le taux d’imposition des entreprises, nous créons des emplois et nous stimulons les investissements, faisant ainsi du Canada l’un des meilleurs pays au monde pour faire des affaires», a vanté le ministre.

Burger King n’achète pas Tim Horton pour déménager des emplois aux États-Unis, mais pour se sauver du fisc américain. Le NDP se demande ce que les Canadiens pourraient retirer de cette entente. La réponse est assez simple: hier, Burger King payait zéro dollar en impôt au Canada et demain, Burger King pourrait payer plusieurs dizaines de millions de dollars en impôt au gouvernement canadien. Le test de l’avantage net me semble assez clair !

En fait, si le NPD chiale c’est parce que cette nouvelle confirme que la réduction d’impôts aux entreprises, consentis par le gouvernement conservateur, est profitable à l’économie canadienne.


25 août 2014

Bienvenue au Canada ! Canada Économie États-Unis Mondialisation Revue de presse

The Wall Street Journal

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Burger King in Talks to Buy Tim Hortons in Canada Tax Deal
The Wall Street Journal

Burger King Worldwide Inc. is in talks to buy Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc., a deal that would be structured as a so-called tax inversion and move the hamburger seller’s base to Canada. The two sides are working on a deal that would create a new company, the companies said. The takeover would create the third-largest quick-service restaurant provider in the world, they said.

Inversion deals have been on the rise lately, and are facing stiff opposition in Washington given that they threaten to deplete U.S. government coffers. A move by Burger King to seal one is sure to intensify criticism of them, since it is such a well-known and distinctly American brand.

By moving to a lower-tax jurisdiction, inversion deals enable companies to save money on foreign earnings and cash stowed abroad, and in some cases lower their overall corporate rate. Even though many of the headline-grabbing inversion deals of late have involved European companies, Canada has also been the focal point for a number of them, given its proximity and similarity to the U.S. Canada’s federal corporate tax rate was lowered to 15% in 2012.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., which had been based in California, combined with Canada’s Biovail Corp. in 2010 and redomiciled in Canada. The company now has a tax rate less than 5%

Au Canada, Stephen Harper a baissé l’impôt des corporations de manière importante. Aux États-Unis, l’impôt des corporations est parmi les plus élevés des pays industrialisés et Barack Obama refuse de les baisser. Résultat, des compagnies, et des emplois, déménagent des États-Unis vers le Canada !

La prochaine fois qu’un gauchiste critiquera les baisses d’impôts de Stephen Harper, vous lui parlerez des emplois qui sont déménagés au Canada !


21 août 2014

Le racisme États-Unis Europe Hétu Watch Revue de presse Terrorisme

The Guardian

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Antisemitism on rise across Europe ‘in worst times since the Nazis’
The Guardian

In the space of just one week last month, according to Crif, the umbrella group for France’s Jewish organisations, eight synagogues were attacked. One, in the Paris suburb of Sarcelles, was firebombed by a 400-strong mob. A kosher supermarket and pharmacy were smashed and looted; the crowd’s chants and banners included « Death to Jews » and « Slit Jews’ throats ». That same weekend, in the Barbes neighbourhood of the capital, stone-throwing protesters burned Israeli flags: « Israhell », read one banner.

In Germany last month, molotov cocktails were lobbed into the Bergische synagogue in Wuppertal – previously destroyed on Kristallnacht – and a Berlin imam, Abu Bilal Ismail, called on Allah to « destroy the Zionist Jews … Count them and kill them, to the very last one. » Bottles were thrown through the window of an antisemitism campaigner in Frankfurt; an elderly Jewish man was beaten up at a pro-Israel rally in Hamburg; an Orthodox Jewish teenager punched in the face in Berlin. In several cities, chants at pro-Palestinian protests compared Israel’s actions to the Holocaust; other notable slogans included: « Jew, coward pig, come out and fight alone, » and « Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas. »

Across Europe, the conflict in Gaza is breathing new life into some very old, and very ugly, demons. But according to academics and Jewish leaders, this time it is different. More than simply a reaction to the conflict, they say, the threats, hate speech and violent attacks feel like the expression of a much deeper and more widespread antisemitism

Au lieu d’inventer des histoires de racisme aux États-Unis, nos bons médias devraient nous parler du vrai racisme qui déferle en ce moment en Europe…


20 août 2014

Un problème universel Économie États-Unis Revue de presse

The Seattle Times

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Court: State can nix public pension increases
The Seattle Times

The Legislature had the right to eliminate state employee pension increases that were approved during the stock market boom of the 1990s, the Washington Supreme Court said unanimously Thursday in two decisions that save the state billions of dollars but leave many public employees feeling cheated.

In twin rulings, the court found lawmakers were within their rights in 2007 when they repealed a « gain-sharing » benefit that paid employees more when investment returns on pension trust funds exceeded expectations, and in 2011 when they repealed automatic cost-of-living adjustments for certain retirees.

In each case, the Legislature had reserved the right to eliminate the benefits in the future, the court said, reversing two lower-court rulings.

« I don’t think having to take away these benefits was something anyone enjoyed, » said Sen. Barbara Bailey, an Oak Harbor Republican who chairs the Legislature’s Select Committee on Pension Policy. « But had we not done this, or had it not been upheld, the cost to the state would have been in the billions. »

The cost-of-living adjustment at issue was approved in 1995. It provided for 3 percent annual increases in retirees’ monthly retirement payments.

Un petit rappel aux syndicats québécois que les problèmes de fonds de pension sont universels et que partout les politiciens sont obligés de revoir les promesses qui ont été faites pour ne pas saigner les contribuables.


19 août 2014

Liberté de presse Israël Palestine Revue de presse Terrorisme

The Daily Telegraph

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Hamas manipulated and intimidated the media in Gaza. Why was that kept from us?
The Daily Telegraph

The Foreign Press Association (FPA) issued an astonishing protest yesterday about « blatant, incessant, forceful and unorthodox » intimidation of journalists in the Gaza Strip by Hamas. « In several cases, » they complained, « foreign reporters working in Gaza have been harassed, threatened or questioned over stories. » The FPA said this amounted to « denying readers and viewers an objective picture from the ground, » adding « we are also aware that Hamas is trying to put in place a ‘vetting’ procedure that would, in effect, allow for the blacklisting of specific journalists. Such a procedure is vehemently opposed by the FPA. » The statement raises a lot of questions. Here is one: why have British broadcasters not mentioned any of this to their viewers?

Israeli filmmaker Michael Grynszpan described on Facebook an exchange he had had with a Spanish journalist who had just left Gaza. « We talked about the situation there. He was very friendly. I asked him how come we never see on television channels reporting from Gaza any Hamas people, no gunmen, no rocket launcher, no policemen. We only see civilians on these reports, mostly women and children. He answered me frankly: ‘It’s very simple, we did see Hamas people there launching rockets, they were close to our hotel, but if ever we dare pointing our camera on them they would simply shoot at us and kill us.’ »

J’ai souvent vu des journalistes et chroniqueurs québécois utiliser des prétextes frivoles pour accuser Stephen Harper de menacer la liberté de la presse. Par contre, je ne rappelle pas avoir vu de journaliste dénoncer la censure et l’intimidation du Hamas… Tirez-en vos conclusions.


14 août 2014

Quand le gouvernement s’en mêle Économie États-Unis Gauchistan Hétu Watch Revue de presse

The Wall Street Journal

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Stimulus for Clunkers
The Wall Street Journal

The annals of failed government programs always yield new surprises, and the latest is one for the ages. The White House can’t even pay people to buy new cars without harming car makers. In a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper this month, economists at Texas A&M return to Cash for Clunkers, the 2009 stimulus fillip that dispensed vouchers worth as much as $4,500 if people turned in their old cars for destruction and bought a new set of wheels. Mark Hoekstra, Steven Puller and Jeremy West report their « striking » finding that the $3 billion program’s two-month run subtracted between $2.6 billion and $4 billion from the auto industry.

The A&M economists had the elegant idea of comparing the buying behavior of Texas drivers who owned cars that barely qualified for cash (those that got 18 miles per gallon of gas or less) and those that barely did not (19 mph). Using state DMV sales records, this counterfactual allowed them to isolate the effects of the Cash for Clunkers incentives and show what would have happened without the program. The two groups were equally likely to purchase a new vehicle over the nine month period that started with Cash for Clunkers, so the subsidy did not create any extra auto business. But in order to meet the fuel efficiency mandate, consumers who got the subsidy were induced to purchase smaller vehicle models with less horsepower that cost on average $2,500 to $3,000 less than those bought by their ineligible peers. The clunkers bought more Corollas, and everybody else more Chevys.

Extrapolated nationally, auto revenues may have plunged by more than what the government spent. And any environmental benefits cannot be justified under the federal social cost of carbon estimate of $33 a ton. Prior research from 2009 and 2013 has shown that the program cost between $237 and $288 a carbon ton.

Le programme Cash for Clunkers a coûté aux contribuables américains 3 milliards de dollars et sa seule réalisation aura été d’appauvrir les constructeurs automobiles de 2,6 à 4 milliards de dollars. C’est fou quand on y pense, dépenser de l’argent des payeurs de taxes pour ralentir l’économie ! La stupidité gouvernementale/keynésienne dans sa plus simple expression. Quand le gouvernement voit une personne se noyer, il ne lui lance pas un gilet de sauvetage, mais un sac de brique !

À l’époque, on avait traité d’idéologue le Tea Party pour avoir critiqué ce programme. L’histoire leur donne raison.


13 août 2014

Vive l’austérité ! Canada Économie Revue de presse

National Post

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How Ottawa cut 25,000 jobs, and the world survived
National Post

Tony Clement is better at his job than anyone gave him credit for, it appears. Tasked with chopping 20,000 jobs from the civil service, he may have overachieved. According to the Treasury Board, which Mr. Clement heads, the actual reduction since 2010 now tops 25,000.

The Globe and Mail, which reported the figures, noted that it equates to a 31% “overshoot.” A spokesperson told the paper that Mr. Clement had cut the required 20,000 jobs specified in the 2012 federal budget. The bonus reductions resulted from “other factors such as retirements and programs coming to an end.”

If 25,000 people lose their jobs and the Parliamentary Budget Office can’t spot the impact, what were those jobs doing in the first place? If NAV Canada had eliminated 25,000 air traffic controllers, you can bet someone would have noticed. Planes would be falling from the skies. If the borders had been denuded of patrol officers, you can bet word would have gotten around and we’d all be smuggling cheap goods back from the U.S. en masse. We might even notice if the foreign service had been shuttered, since a strike by diplomats last year created enough problems that Ottawa agreed to a better pay deal. Mr. Clement even posed for a selfie with the foreign service union’s boss.

But somehow 25,000 positions have been terminated and the planes keep flying, airports remain miserable and passports keep getting issued.

Les conservateurs ont supprimé 25 000 jobs de fonctionnaires, de vraies coupures puisque seulement 5 000 mises à pied viennent de départ à la retraite, et personne n’a pu détecter d’impacts négatifs dans les services à la population… Mon petit doigt me dit qu’on pourrait faire la même chose au Québec…


12 août 2014

Le capitalisme et les sciences humaines Coup de gueule Économie Gauchistan International Revue de presse

Amir KhadirLe sociologue Mathieu Bock-Côté n’aime pas le « capitalisme mondialisé », il semblerait que le capitalisme « capitalisme d’antan » était bien meilleur…

Mais qu’est-ce que le « capitalisme mondialisé », l’antithèse du « capitalisme régionalisé » ? Un Montréalais qui ferait du commerce avec un Trifluvien serait utile à la société, mais par une mystérieuse opération du Saint-Esprit, un Sherbrookois qui ferait du commerce avec un Malaisien serait un paria ? Cette « xénophobie économique » est un trait caractéristique des nationalistes.

Mais qui sont ces méga-riches tant détestés par la gauche ?

  • De la liste du Forbes 400 (les 400 personnes les plus riches) de 1987, 387 sont disparus dans le classement le plus récent i.e. être riche ce n’est pas un titre de « gagnant à vie », il faut travailler pour bâtir et maintenir sa fortune; si oligarchie il y a, elle a des pieds d’argile.
  • Le rendement des fortunes du Forbes 400 est de 2,4%, ce qui est un rendement similaire à celui de la classe moyenne i.e. la classe moyenne a accès aux mêmes véhicules financiers que les riches.
  • Dans le Forbes 400 de 1982, on retrouvait uniquement 40% d’entrepreneurs.  Aujourd’hui, ils représentent 69% des gens dans cette liste i.e. aujourd’hui, la richesse est largement générée par des compétences entrepreneuriales et un entrepreneur fait de l’argent en trouvant un moyen de simplifier la vie des gens !
  • Dans le Forbes 400 de 1982, on retrouvait 60% d’héritiers. Aujourd’hui, ils représentent uniquement 32% des gens dans cette liste i.e. la richesse n’est plus quelque chose qui se gagne par les liens du sang, mais par la sueur !

Selon Mathieu Bock-Côté, le capitalisme était meilleur avant.

Vraiment ?

Le « capitalisme d’antan », qui produisait des riches de manière héréditaires, serait donc supérieur au « capitalisme mondialisé », qui enrichit d’abord et avant tous les entrepreneurs, des gens qui ont bâti leur fortune en étant sensibles aux besoins de la population et qui ont eu une bonne idée capable de rendre plus agréable la vie de millions de gens ?

Moi, je préfère de loin les entrepreneurs du « capitalisme mondialisé » aux aristocrates du « capitalisme d’antan ».

Source:
Tax Foundation
Thomas Piketty’s False Depiction of Wealth in America


12 août 2014

La richesse d’une nation Économie Environnement États-Unis Revue de presse

The Wall Street Journal

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Colorado’s Anti-Fracking Retreat
The Wall Street Journal

How worried are Democrats about the November election? Look no further than Colorado, where this week they leaned on their green supporters to mute their anti-natural gas drilling agenda that is proving to be unpopular even in a liberal-trending state.

Democratic Congressman and environmental activist Jared Polis on Monday announced—through gritted teeth—that he is withdrawing his support for two ballot initiatives that would have effectively halted the drilling technique known as hydraulic oil- and gas fracturing in the state. Mr. Polis has poured millions of dollars of his own cash to promote the measures, which the anti-fracking left has advertised as a national showdown over natural gas.

Colorado Democrats were desperate to kill the ballot measures lest they contribute to the defeat of Governor John Hickenlooper and Senator Mark Udall. Colorado sits atop one of the richest shale plays in North America and is already among the top natural-gas producing states. One industry study found that in 2012 oil and gas contributed some $30 billion to the Colorado economy, and the industry supports thousands of jobs. A Quinnipiac poll in November showed that most Coloradans support fracking and a mere 34% oppose it. Independents back it 51% to 32%.

Fracking has become a new fault line in the Democratic Party, with rich greens squaring off against workers who want the well-paying jobs that fracking provides.

Aux États-Unis, pour se faire élire, les politiciens doivent supporter l’exploitation du gaz de schiste. Au Québec, pour se faire élire, les politiciens doivent dénoncer l’exploitation des gaz de schiste.

Ce n’est pas un hasard si le Québec est devenu un îlot de pauvreté en Amérique…


11 août 2014

Gaza et les chiffres Israël Palestine Revue de presse Terrorisme

The New York Times

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Civilian or Not? New Fight in Tallying the Dead From the Gaza Conflict
The New York Times

Even as the war appears to draw to a close, the battle over casualty statistics rages on. No other number is as contentious as the ratio of civilians to combatants killed, widely viewed, including in Israel, as a measure of whether the commanders in the field acted proportionately to the threat posed by militants — or, in the eyes of Israel’s critics, committed war crimes.

Palestinians and their supporters contend Israel massacred innocents with indiscriminate assaults with heavy weapons, citing numerous strikes that killed multiple family members in their homes and several that hit schools sheltering those who had sought refuge.

Israel, in turn, says that Hamas, the militant group that dominates Gaza, purposely sacrifices its own citizens by fighting in their midst, in order to raise the world’s ire against Israel. It says that the ratio of combatants killed in a densely populated urban environment supports its assertion that it conducted the attacks as humanely as possible.

The Times analysis, looking at 1,431 names, shows that the population most likely to be militants, men ages 20 to 29, is also the most overrepresented in the death toll: They are 9 percent of Gaza’s 1.7 million residents, but 34 percent of those killed whose ages were provided. At the same time, women and children under 15, the least likely to be legitimate targets, were the most underrepresented, making up 71 percent of the population and 33 percent of the known-age casualties.

Bref, contrairement à ce que racontent nos médias, les frappes d’Israël ne sont pas faites de manière indiscriminée. Mais comme on dit dans les salles de rédaction du Québec: « Never let the facts get in the way of a good story »


7 août 2014

Le froid et le réchauffement Environnement États-Unis Revue de presse

The Washington Post

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Death Valley was cooler than Missoula, Montana on Sunday
The Washington Post

Death Valley, Calif., which is known for being the world’s hottest location, maxed out at a relatively chilly 89 degrees on Sunday. This temperature – nearly 30 degrees below average – was its coolest high temperature on record for the date by a whopping 15 degrees. The previous record of 104 was set in 1945.

This was only the eighth time that a high in the 80s has occurred in Death Valley in July or August, and there hasn’t been a high less than 90 since 1984. Weather records in Death Valley go back to 1911.

Locations that were hotter than Death Valley yesterday include Spokane Wash. (93), Missoula, Mont. (91), Casper, Wy. (92), and Boise, Idaho (99). The average June high in Death Valley is 110 degrees, July is 117 degrees, and August is 115. This makes Sunday’s high temperature a ridiculous 26 degrees below normal.

The relatively cool air resulted from extensive cloud cover that blocked out the usual blistering sunshine. These clouds were a product of the Southwest Monsoon which transported unusual amounts of moisture into Southern California, where record rainfall occurred in some areas complemented by floods/mudslides in the mountains.

L’an passé, quand on avait battu des records de chaleur dans la « Vallée de la mort », les médias étaient devenus frénétiques s’imaginant voir la preuve de la confirmation des prophéties sur le réchauffement climatique.

Cette année, on bat des records de froid, donc les médias sont introuvables… Voilà comment on construit un consensus…


6 août 2014

Il faut libéraliser, pas étatiser… Économie États-Unis Revue de presse

The Washington Post

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Inside Colorado’s flourishing, segregated black market for pot
The Washington Post

Camouflaged amid the legal medicinal and recreational marijuana market, the ever-adaptable underground market thrives. Some in law enforcement and on the street say it may be as strong as it’s ever been, so great is the unmet local and visitor demand.

That the black market bustles in the emerging days of legalization is not unexpected. By some reckonings, it will continue as long as residents of other states look to Colorado — and now Washington state — as the nation’s giant cannabis cookie jar. And, they add, as long as its legal retail competition keeps prices high and is taxed by state and local government at rates surpassing 30 percent. “I don’t know who is buying for recreational use at dispensaries unless it’s white, middle-class people and out-of-towners,” Rudy Reddog Balles, a longtime community activist and mediator. “Everyone I know still has the guy on the street that they hook up with.”

In this light, taxation is seen as a blunt instrument of exclusion, driving precisely the groups most prosecuted in the war on drug further into the arms of the black market where they remain at risk for arrest or robbery. In one Denver dispensary, a $30 purchase of one-eighth of the Trinity strain of cannabis includes $7.38 in state and local taxes – a near 33 percent rate. As Larisa Bolivar, one of the city’s most well-known proponents of decriminalizing marijuana nationally and opening a true free market, puts it: That seven bucks buys someone lunch. “It’s simple,” she says. “A high tax rate drives black market growth. It’s an incentive for risky behavior.”

Réglementer la marijuana, la taxer ou, encore pire, la nationaliser, ne changera rien au marché noir (et à la criminalité qui l’accompagne). La seule solution: la libéralisation.


5 août 2014

Trop d’impôt tue l’impôt Économie International Mondialisation Revue de presse

Sports Illustrated

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Vladimir Sobotka defection to KHL takes another curious turn
Libération

It’s another odd turn in a relationship that didn’t need to go sour. Sobotka is coming off a season in which he set a career-high with nine goals and 33 points and led the league in face-off winning percentage (61.9). Add in the immeasurable grit and competitiveness he brought to every shift and it was clear that he deserved a significant raise over the expiring deal that paid him $1.4 million. After several proposals from both sides were rejected, the Blues made a final offer of one year at $2.7 million. Sobotka held firm at $3 million.

It was easy for the player to draw a line in the sand considering that he had the KHL option in his back pocket all along. But it turns out the multi-year Russian offer was nowhere near as lucrative as the $4 million per season that was originally reported. Instead, an agent says it pays Sobotka just $8.5 million over three years, with $2.5 million coming in 2014-15. Taking state and federal taxes into consideration, he’s still making more in Russia despite the lower dollar amount, but the minimal difference paints a picture of a principled stand rather than a cash grab.

Parce qu’ils ont voulu taxer les riches, les Américains ne taxeront personne, une autre belle démonstration que trop d’impôt finit par tuer l’impôt… Existent-ils encore des gens assez idéologues pour nier l’existence de la courbe de Laffer ? Il vaut mieux taxer 100$ à un taux de 10% que de taxer 0$ à un taux de 50%, le 100$ ayant fuit vers le pays qui taxe à 10%…

C’est aussi une autre démonstration que les Canadiens ont probablement dû payer une « pénalité fiscale » pour mettre PK Subban sous contrat.