jeudi 5 mai 2016

Healthcare center design: how to improve health by architecture

Depuis 2011 les mesures fiscales: de la démesure!

Qui a dit que F Hollande ne tenait pas ses promesses? Ses groupies sont efficaces et MST tient la corde.

Ensuite tirage au sort des candidats au PACES en ile de France... Un grand pays de liberté.

Et après haro sur les salauds de médecin qui ne veulent pas s'installer là ou l'état décide qu'il faut qu'ils le fassent.

Donc prochaine "mesure" la fin de la liberté d'installation.

Psychological research under scrutiny


L'entrée de la BCE dans le corporate bond market: une opportunité pour les entreprises américaines?

Le labour est pourri mais BFMTV aussi...

Testosterone and politics

Shoah, collaboration, quelques réflexions sur les stupidités de la soi disant extrême droite française

1/ il n'y a aucune "religion de la Shoah" de la part des juifs. La Shoah  a été récupérée et instrumentalisée entièrement par les antiracistes et la gauche qui adore les juifs morts mais voudraient voir Israël disparaître.
2/ la France ne peut commettre de fautes. En revanche certains Français le peuvent. Nier la collaboration est une entreprise qui témoigne d'une certaine irrationalité. 
3/ en revanche ce qui est surprenant c'est que les Français qui ont commis des trahisons ou des fautes aurait dû être poursuivi est le cas de Bousquet protégé par Mitterrand et d'autres est tout à fait exemplaire à cet égard.  N'oublions pas qu'il était préfet et que l'État français n'aime pas trop reconnaître parmi les siens les fauteurs.
4/ce n'est pas l'Occident qui est masochiste, ce sont les marxistes et les post marxistes qui en appliquant à la lettre les théories de Derrida de Deleuze de Foucauld de Bourdieu ont développé cette idéologie de libération qui est indissociable de la déconstruction de l'Occident.

France needs urgently a vision

"Car toutes ces questions, apparemment distinctes, sont en réalité intimement liées entre elles. Aussi est-il nécessaire, comme le proposait Ludwig Erhard – le père du "miracle allemand" de l’après-guerre –, de cesser de n’envisager les réformes de manière isolée, pour enfin apprécier la politique économique comme un tout, liant le budgétaire au monétaire, le fiscal à l’administratif22. Tel est, du reste, le sens de la politique de constitutionnalisation de l’économie (Wirtschaftsverfassungspolitik) qu’il proposait au nom de l’idée que l’homme a des droits, et que parmi ces droits se trouve celui d’avoir un État à la fois efficace et économe, avec les différentes formes de contrôle et de limitations institutionnelles que cela implique."
Ph Jaunet Institut Turgot
Au delà des grandes idées voilà le plan du moteur, c'est à mon avis autrement plus important...

lundi 2 mai 2016


Remember that the “law” of supply and demand is an aggregate of many individuals’ judgments and actions. It’s important not to reify it into some sort of Platonic or Hegelian abstract force that operates of generic necessity. The best way to model free markets is from the bottom up, by starting with real human beings, each of whom has individualized values, knowledge, and options.

Boris Johnson en route for 10th Downing Street

I am sorry but this is no time for a load of sentimental guff. People keep asking me whether I am sad to be stepping down, after eight years, as Mayor of the greatest city on earth. Will I shed a tear? they ask. Will I blub into my last fair trade goat curry in the City Hall canteen? And the answer is, of course, I am sad – and immensely proud of all that has been achieved in London. But I have been around long enough to know that the punters, frankly, could not give a monkey’s.

They are interested – rightly – in what comes next. Their eyes are on the future. They want to know whether the next mayor will do a good job for them; and so in the last four days, before I am finally prised from my swivel chair on the eighth floor, I want to give some advice to the people. It concerns their choice on Thursday.

The other day, LBC radio took me up in a helicopter, and I was stunned at the changes that have taken place. Eight years ago the cover of Time had a picture of London sinking beneath the waves – and the thrust of the piece was that London was finished. We had been banjaxed by the financial crisis, the US news magazine argued. Money and power were haemorrhaging to the east. It was all Shanghai, Mumbai, Dubai and bye-bye London.

Well, whoever wrote that piece – and he was not alone in his analysis – should have been in the chopper last week. The growth is stunning, and it is in every quadrant of the city. From Battersea to Greenwich to the Olympic Park to Old Oak common, London is now seething with the biggest programme of regeneration the city has ever seen. Brownfield sites – derelict wastelands that have been untouched for decades – are turning into fantastic places to live. London is now by far the most dynamic urban economy in Europe, leading the world in tech, media, arts, culture, finance, bio-science, universities – and we still manufacture everything from bikes to chocolate cake.

Four years after the Olympics, we are the number one tourist destination in the world. Unemployment has fallen; incomes have risen; the London Living Wage has massively expanded. Everyone wants to come here – and, if possible, to live here. And that is the problem. Since I have been Mayor, the population has boomed – by well over 600,000. We have to build new housing; faster, better, cheaper. Yes, my team in City Hall can be very proud of building well over 100,000 affordable homes (far more than were ever achieved in Labour’s eight years). But we need more – and in a city that is 607 square miles, that means joining up the brownfield housing sites with the zones of economic activity; and that means investing in public transport.

That is why I am so alarmed by the policies of the Labour candidate, Sadiq Khan. Never mind the nauseating drivel about Hitler from the former mayor, Ken Livingstone. Set on one side, for a moment, the Labour Party’s current problem with anti-Semitism. What worries me is the return of another aspect of Livingstone-ism; and that is an irresponsible and unaffordable approach to the funding of the city.

At the heart of Sadiq Khan’s pitch is a piece of classic Ken-ery. He wants to hold transport fares down so low that he would take £2 billion out of the budgets for London transport. This is a huge mistake. It will mean delaying or cancelling infrastructure projects that are desperately needed; and that means your bus not turning up; your Tube delayed; your nose thrust into someone else’s armpit. But it is also a tragic failure to understand the reality of London’s position, in an age of budgetary restraint.

It is true that we have seen record investment in the city – but that is because London government has persuaded the Treasury of our seriousness in cutting waste. We have folded organisations together; we have massively reduced headcount; we have radically reformed the estate to take account of technological change – closing 12 fire stations, 70 police stations and 263 Tube ticket offices. We have transformed TfL’s finances, so that by 2020 it will not need any revenue funding at all. It is because we have taken these tough decisions that the Treasury has been willing to support the city, and to defy all those who say London is unfairly favoured.

Crossrail 2 will now go ahead, as well as new river crossings; and City Hall has been given big new powers over suburban rail, over health, over planning and over skills. But that is because at every stage we have been ruthlessly cost-cutting – slicing our share of the council tax by 27 per cent, for instance. With the deficit the size it is, there is just no way the Treasury will write cheques to London if the city is run by a mayor so profligate and reckless that he decides to burn £2 billion.

It will turn into a war between City Hall and Whitehall – of the kind that Ken Livingstone used to love in the 1980s – and it will be a fiasco. When I came to City Hall eight years ago, I turfed out a load of semi-Marxists who luxuriated in taxpayer-funded Châteauneuf-du-Pape while specialising in the kind of Lefty grievance politics that divide the city. Whatever Khan may now say, that gang will come back with a Labour victory.

If Labour wins on Thursday, I confidently prophesy that Livingstone will be back in City Hall within a week. Zac Goldsmith is the only man who can stop it happening. He is a sensible, moderate one-nation Tory who will keep council tax low, protect the look and feel of outer London, keep crime coming down and keep the capital moving in the right direction. He has superb and innovative policies on housing and the environment; and in addition to pursuing all the good policies of the outgoing mayor he is younger, taller and let’s face it, much better-looking. He will make a great mayor. Let’s back Zac and crack on with the renaissance of the greatest city on earth.

Pigovian taxes: Bastiat and Say

"Si l'impôt n'est pas nécessairement une perte, encore moins est-il nécessairement une spoliation. Sans doute, dans les sociétés modernes, la spoliation par l'impôt s'exerce sur une immense échelle. Nous le verrons plus tard; c'est une des causes les plus actives entre toutes celles qui troublent l'équivalence des services et l'harmonie des intérêts. Mais le meilleur moyen de combattre et de détruire les abus de l'impôt, c'est de se préserver de cette exagération qui le représente comme spoliateur par essence. "

Frédéric Bastiat, Chapitre XVII des Harmonies économiques : Services privés, service public.

J-B Say: « Les contributions publiques, même lorsqu’elles sont consenties par la nation, sont une violation des propriétés, puisqu’on ne peut prélever des valeurs que sur celles qu’ont produites les terres, les capitaux et l’industrie des particuliers. Aussi, toutes les fois qu’elles excèdent la somme indispensable pour la conservation de la société, il est permis de les considérer comme une spoliation. »

Judeophobia, antisemitism and antisionism