23 septembre 2009

Une guerre stupide En Vidéos États-Unis Philosophie

Dommages collatéraux de la guerre contre la drogue:

L’histoire de Sean Clarke Redmond ne peut (et ne doit pas) laisser personne indifférent…

23 septembre 2009

La justice sociale Économie En Citations Philosophie

Justice Sociale

Réflexion sur le concept de justice sociale, tirée du livre Money, Markets, and Sovereignty du Dr. Benn Steil et Manuel Hinds

« Most wealth is created de novo in the process of applying ingenuity to comparatively worthless commodities, and the benefits flowing from consumers to providers in a free society bear no relation to any distributive or merit-based calculus. There can exist no principles of just conduct – which necessarily imply free choice – that would produce a pattern of wealth distribution which could also be called just. It is logically impossible to have a game in which both the actions of the players and the final score can be subject to rules of fairness. If it is unfair for one team to outscore another by more than a certain margin, the behavior of the players will have to be directed by the umpires. But if the players are to be free to act within rules of fair play, the outcome logically cannot be said to be unfair. Likewise, if citizens following all the rules of just conduct become wealthy, there is no basis on which to condemn the resulting distribution of wealth as ‘unjust’. If no one actually commits an injustice, then no moral principle can reconcile justice to individuals with social justice after the fact. »

23 septembre 2009

Crime intergénérationnel Canada Économie En Chiffres États-Unis Europe Récession

Voici l’évolution de la dette dans quelques pays industrialisés depuis le début de la récession:


Voici dans quelle proportion la dette, en proportion du PIB, a augmenté depuis 2007:

  • Royaume-Uni: +87%
  • États-Unis: +63%
  • France: +37%
  • Canada: +16%

Voici ce que sera la dette par habitant en 2010 (dollar US; n’inclus pas les dettes des administrations locales):

  • France: 38 107$
  • Canada: 32 506$
  • Royaume-Uni: 29 499$
  • États-Unis: 28 693$

The Economist
Global Debt Comparison

23 septembre 2009

Changement de climat Environnement International Revue de presse

Calgary Herald

Scientists pull an about face on global warming
Calgary Herald

Prof. Mojib Latif of Germany’s Leibniz Institute is one of the leading climate modellers in the world. He is the recipient of several international climate-study prizes and a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He has contributed significantly to the IPCC’s last two five-year reports that have stated unequivocally that man-made greenhouse emissions are causing the planet to warm dangerously.

Yet last week in Geneva, at the UN’s World Climate Conference–an annual gathering of the so-called « scientific consensus » on man-made climate change –Latif conceded the Earth has not warmed for nearly a decade and that we are likely entering « one or even two decades during which temperatures cool. »

The global warming theory has been based all along on the idea that the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans would absorb much of the greenhouse warming caused by a rise in man-made carbon dioxide, then they would let off that heat and warm the atmosphere and the land.

But as Latif pointed out, the Atlantic, and particularly the North Atlantic, has been cooling instead. And it looks set to continue a cooling phase for 10 to 20 more years.

It is increasingly clear that global warming is on hiatus for the time being. And that is not what the UN, the alarmist scientists or environmentalists predicted.