23 novembre 2010

Réchauffement climatique = arnaque socialiste (fin du débat) Économie En Citations Environnement Gauchistan International

Ottmar Edenhofer

Ottmar Edenhofer, un des principaux contributeurs au GIEC, avoue candidement que l’objectif l’ONU n’est pas d’ordre écologique, mais économique i.e. la redistribution planétaire de la richesse:

« The climate summit in Cancun at the end of the month is not a climate conference, but one of the largest economic conferences since the Second World War. […]

But one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy. Obviously, the owners of coal and oil will not be enthusiastic about this. One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore. »

23 novembre 2010

Relique syndicale Économie États-Unis Récession

Jurassic Park

Aux États-Unis, dans 22 des 50 États, la formule Rand a été abolie (ce que les Américains appellent des Right-to-Work States).

Dans ces États, en 2009, année où la récession a frappé de plein fouet, la croissance économique a été de -1,66%. Dans les États où l’adhésion au syndicat est obligatoire (maintien de la formule Rand), la croissance économique a été de -2,42%. C’est une différence non négligeable de 46% entre les 2 systèmes.

Somme toute, même en période de récession, on peut se passer des reliques syndicales.

23 novembre 2010

Top5 Qc/Ca Canada Québec Top Actualité

Le Top 5 de l’actualité québécoise et canadienne (16–22 novembre) selon Influence Communication:

Actualité Québec

Actualité Canada

Top 5 Twitter au Canada  – Semaine du 9 au 15 novembre 2010

Top 5 hebdomadaire des mots clés québécois les plus traités sur Twitter au Canada:

  1. Pat Burns: 4,29% (2e)
  2. Vaillancourt: 0,63% (44e)
  3. #charest: 0,46% (46e)
  4. Auclair: 0,10% (124e)
  5. Duchesneau: 0,02% (171e)

Top 5 hebdomadaire des mots clés les plus traités sur Twitter au Canada

  1. #slapyourself: 7,48%
  2. Pat Burns: 4,29%
  3. #haveuever: 4,24%
  4. #thingsgirlswantboystodo: 3,96%
  5. Ryan Reynolds: 3,72%

Influence Communication

23 novembre 2010

L’Irlande, l’Espagne, les États-Unis & les libertariens Économie Europe Récession Revue de presse

The Economist

Taking von Mises to pieces
The Economist

A one-paragraph explanation of the Austrian theory of business cycles would run as follows. Interest rates are held at too low a level, creating a credit boom. Low financing costs persuade entrepreneurs to fund too many projects. Capital is misallocated into wasteful areas. When the bust comes the economy is stuck with the burden of excess capacity, which then takes years to clear up.

Take that analysis piece by piece. Were interest rates held too low? The case seems self-evident for Ireland and Spain, where the European Central Bank was setting a one-size-fits-all monetary policy. Many people would also argue that the Federal Reserve kept rates too low. Some lay the housing boom of 2003-06 at the Fed’s door, others criticise the central bank’s tendency to slash rates whenever the financial markets wobbled.

Was capital misallocated? Again most people would accept that too many houses and apartments were built in Ireland and Spain, as well as individual American states like Florida and Nevada. In some places these dwellings may sit idle for a while, keeping downward pressure on property prices.