13 novembre 2011

Ainsi parlait Paul Krugman Économie En Citations Europe Gauchistan Récession

Prix Nobel d'imbécillité

Citation de Paul Krugman, l’économiste préféré des gauchistes, faite le 10 janvier 2010 dans un texte ayant pour titre « Learning From Europe »:

« The real lesson from Europe is actually the opposite of what conservatives claim: Europe is an economic success, and that success shows that social democracy works. […] After all, while reports of Europe’s economic demise are greatly exaggerated, reports of its high taxes and generous benefits aren’t. »

À ajouter à cette autre citation de Paul Krugman, faite en 2002, à propos du marché immobilier…

En passant, Le PIB par habitant (ajusté au pouvoir d’achat) de la zone Euro est de 31 829$. Le PIB par habitant (ajusté au pouvoir d’achat) du Mississippi, l’État américain le plus pauvre, est de 31 980$.

13 novembre 2011

Les amis de Barack Obama Économie États-Unis Gauchistan Revue de presse

Los Angeles Times

Cost, need questioned in $433-million smallpox drug deal
Los Angeles Times

A company controlled by a longtime political donor gets a no-bid contract to supply an experimental remedy for a threat that may not exist. Over the last year, the Obama administration has aggressively pushed a $433-million plan to buy an experimental smallpox drug, despite uncertainty over whether it is needed or will work.

Senior officials have taken unusual steps to secure the contract for New York-based Siga Technologies Inc., whose controlling shareholder is billionaire Ronald O. Perelman, one of the world’s richest men and a longtime Democratic Party donor.

When Siga complained that contracting specialists at the Department of Health and Human Services were resisting the company’s financial demands, senior officials replaced the government’s lead negotiator for the deal, interviews and documents show. When Siga was in danger of losing its grip on the contract a year ago, the officials blocked other firms from competing.

Perelman and others at Siga’s affiliate, MacAndrews & Forbes, have long been major political donors. They gave a total of $607,550 to federal campaigns for the 2008 and 2010 elections, according to records compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. About 65% of that money went to Democrats. Perelman donated an additional $50,000 to President Obama’s inauguration.