12 juin 2011

La prochaine bulle Économie En Chiffres International Récession

Il y a eu la bulle des technos qui a été suivie par la bulle immobilière.  La prochaine bulle qui éclatera sera-t-elle celle de l’endettement ?

Depuis 10 ans, voici comment a évolué l’endettement des 124 pays présents sur le globe:


Le PIB représentant la valeur totale de la production de biens et services, plus le niveau d’endettement se rapproche du 100% du PIB mondial, plus la quantité d’argent qui peut être prêtée aux pays en difficultés devient rare. À 100%, théoriquement, la banque sera vide.

Il ne restera plus qu’une seule option aux gouvernements: imprimer de l’argent qui créera de l’inflation.  L’an dernier, les Britanniques ont perdu l’équivalent de 57 milliards de dollars canadiens dans leur compte d’épargne à cause de l’inflation.

Voici l’évolution de la dette mondiale par habitant:


Economist Intelligence Unit
Global Debt Comparaison

12 juin 2011

Petit à petit… Économie En Citations

Paul Romer

L’économiste Paul Romer à propos du progrès de notre niveau de vie:

« In most coffee shops these days, you’ll find that the small, medium, and large coffee cups all use the same size lid now, whereas even five years ago they used to have different size lids for the different cups. That small change in the geometry of the cups means that somebody can save a little time in setting up the coffee shop, preparing the cups, getting your coffee, and getting out. Millions of little discoveries like that, combined with some very big discoveries, like the electric motor and antibiotics, have made the quality of life for people today dramatically higher than it was 100 years ago. »

12 juin 2011

Size Doesn’t Matter Canada Économie Revue de presse

The Globe And Mail

David Thomson’s calculated romance with the NHL
The Globe And Mail

The plan to build a hockey rink on the Eaton’s site, which would become the MTS Centre, was less about the long-shot prospect of luring an NHL franchise to Winnipeg than about enhancing the value of that property by putting up a building which could be a stand alone profit-centre, with the American Hockey League Moose as its main tenant, and with a busy schedule of concerts and other events.

It was through the arena project that Thomson first met and entered into partnership with local businessman Mark Chipman to establish True North, the company that is in the process of relocating the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg.

One decision in which it appears Thomson had a very direct hand was the choice to scale the arena at 15,000 seats – to some minds, too small to house a contemporary NHL franchise – again, he says, drawing on his time with HBC.

“Do you build it at eighteen and a half thousand or fifteen? For those who hadn’t been in retail, you build eighteen and a half. For those who hadn’t spent time with Steve Stavro [who made his fortune in the big box grocery business], you build eighteen and a half. But the important thing is the customer experience. Yes, we have a smaller rink and I still tell people it’s too big in my opinion. More seats would have cost more money and you have to fill them. It’s not the Bell Centre. It’s not the ACC. But for Winnipeg, I think it’s the right size.”

P.-S. Le Colisée de Régis Labeaume aura… 18 000 places…