5 octobre 2009

Paver la voie au privé Économie En Chiffres En Vidéos États-Unis Revue de presse

John Stossel au sujet de la privatisation des routes et autoroutes:

Routes Privées
envoyé par TheEconomist

Le Québec pourrait sans doute profiter d’une plus grande implication du secteur privé:

Infrastructures Canada Québec Infrastructures Canada Québec

Statistique Canada
L’âge de l’infrastructure publique : une perspective provinciale

5 octobre 2009

L’exode Économie En Chiffres Québec

Depuis 1988, plus de 690 000 Québécois ont quitté la province pour aller refaire leur vie ailleurs au Canada.  Ils ont été seulement 490 000 à faire le chemin inverse, une perte nette de 200 000 habitants pour la province.

Voici comment cette tendance a évolué depuis 20 ans:

Migration Quebec

Statistique Canada
Tableau 051-0019


Voici dans quelles provinces les Québécois s’expatrient en plus grand nombre:

  • Ontario: -450 082
  • Colombie-Britannique: -79 328
  • Alberta: -69 313

5 octobre 2009

L’utilité de Glenn Beck États-Unis Hétu Watch Philosophie

Washington Post

Is Conservatism Brain-Dead?
The Washington Post

The case of Glenn Beck, is interesting. His on-air weepiness is unmanly, his flirtation with conspiracy theories a debilitating dead-end, and his judgments sometimes loopy or just plain counterproductive. Yet Beck’s distinctiveness and his potential contribution to conservatism can be summed up with one name: R.J. Pestritto.

Pestritto is a young political scientist at Hillsdale College in Michigan whom Beck has had on his TV show several times, once for the entire hour discussing Woodrow Wilson and progressivism. He is among a handful of young conservative scholars, several of whom Beck has also featured, engaged in serious academic work critiquing the intellectual pedigree of modern liberalism. Their writing is often dense and difficult, but Beck not only reads it, he assigns it to his staff. « Beck asks me questions about Hegel, based on what he’s read in my books, » Pestritto told me. Pestritto is the kind of guest Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity would never think of booking.

Okay, so Beck may lack Buckley’s urbanity, but he’s on to something with his interest in serious analysis of liberalism’s patrimony. The left is enraged with Beck’s scandal-mongering over Van Jones and ACORN, but they have no idea that he poses a much bigger threat than that. If more conservative talkers took up the theme of challenging liberalism’s bedrock assumptions the way Beck does from time to time, liberals would have to defend their problematic premises more often.

Beck, for one, is revealing that despite the demands of filling hours of airtime every day, it is possible to engage in some real thought. He just might be helping restore the equilibrium between the elite and populist sides of conservatism.