4 décembre 2012

L’argent est-il la racine du mal ? Économie En Vidéos Philosophie

Extrait du film Atlas Shrugged:

Atlas Shrugged

« Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men’s stupidity, but your talent to their reason…

Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to be the tool by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of men. Blood, whips and guns – or dollars. Take your choice – there is no other – and your time is running out. »

4 décembre 2012

Top 5 Qc-Ca Canada Québec Top Actualité

Le Top 5 de l’actualité québécoise et canadienne (27 novembre-3 décembre) selon Influence Communication:

Actualité Québec

Actualité Canada

Petit commentaire personnel: les Canadiens anglais ont surtout retenu le départ de Mark Carney, les Québécois ont surtout retenu le vote de l’ONU sur la Palestine… Il y a dans cette petite et banale observation la somme de tout ce qui va bien au Canada et de tout ce qui va mal au Québec…

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4 décembre 2012

Le Portugal et le Québec, même combat ! Économie Europe Revue de presse

Financial Times

Portugal debates future of welfare state
Financial Times

How much the Portuguese are prepared to pay for public health, education and welfare services has become the focus of national debate after warnings from Pedro Passos Coelho, the prime minister, that the country’s economic future depends on root-and-branch reform of what the state provides.

But redefining the state’s responsibilities is highly contentious for many Portuguese, who see universal health care and education, free or subsidised at the point of delivery, as fundamental achievements of the 1974 revolution that overthrew 48 years of dictatorship. The government’s opponents fear it wants to destroy the welfare state.

The country has to choose between higher taxes or fewer state services, Vítor Gaspar, finance minister, said. “There appears to be an enormous divergence between what the Portuguese believe the state should deliver and the amount of taxes they are prepared to pay,” he told parliament recently.

Taxes have already risen substantially. The 2013 budget, the toughest in living memory, includes income tax increases of about 30 per cent. In this environment, means-testing charges for state health care and university tuition has moved to the top of the political agenda as the centre-right government struggles to discipline public finances.

Dans un futur pas si lointain, on écrira ce genre d’article à propos du Québec…