22 avril 2009

Médecine socialiste (X) Canada Économie États-Unis

Les partisans d'un système de santé publique font souvent valoir dans un tel régime, tous les patients sont traités équitablement sans égard à la taille de leur portefeuille.  Malheureusement pour eux c'est exactement l'inverse: les régimes privés sont plus équitables que les régimes publics:


« It is commonly supposed that a publicly funded single payer health care system will deliver better health outcomes, and distribute health resources more fairly than a multi-payer system with a large private component.

Health status is similar in both countries. But Canada has no more abolished the tendency for health status to improve with income than have other countries. Indeed, the health-income gradient is more prominent in Canada than it is in the U.S. The need to ration when care is delivered “free” ultimately leads to long waits or unavailable services and to unmet needs. In the U.S. costs are more often a source of unmet needs. But costs may be more easily overcome than the absence of services. »

22 avril 2009

Pas de panique En Chiffres Environnement États-Unis

Les changements climatiques causeront-ils des sécheresses ?

Les changements climatiques causeront-ils des inondations ?

Aux États-Unis c'est ni l'un ni l'autre…

Définition du "Palmer Drought Severity Index": un score de -4 indique une sécheresse extrême.

N'en déplaise aux catastrophistes/environnementalistes, la fin du monde n'est pas pour demain…

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Palmer Drought Severity Index

22 avril 2009

Joyeux jour de la Terre ! En Vidéos Environnement Gauchistan

Aujourd’hui c’est le jour de la Terre, je fais ma part !

Déclaration du Dr. Kiminori Itoh, membre du GIEC et spécialiste de renommée mondiale en chimie-physique de l’environnement:

Kiminori Itoh

« Warming fears are the worst scientific scandal in the history. When people come to know what the truth is, they will feel deceived by science and scientists. »

22 avril 2009

Et ça commence… Économie États-Unis Récession Revue de presse

Los Angeles Times

Crimes suspected in 20 bailout cases… for starters
Los Angeles Times

The special inspector general says TARP is ‘inherently vulnerable to fraud, waste and abuse.’ The risk grows as the plan becomes more complex, he says.

In the first major disclosure of corruption in the $750-billion financial bailout program, federal investigators said Monday they have opened 20 criminal probes into possible securities fraud, tax violations, insider trading and other crimes.

The cases represent only the first wave of investigations, and the total fraud could ultimately reach into the tens of billions of dollars, according to Neil Barofsky, the special inspector general overseeing the bailout program.

The disclosures reinforce fears that the hastily designed and rapidly changing bailout program run by the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve is going to carry a heavy price of fraud against taxpayers — even as questions grow about its ability to stabilize the nation’s financial system.

The report underscores just how complicated the bailout program has become. What started out in October as a $750-billion effort only to buy toxic securities has morphed into 12 separate programs that cover up to $3 trillion in direct spending, loans and loan guarantees — an amount roughly equal to the annual federal budget.