donderdag 27 augustus 2009

De financiële crisis!

How Obesity Policies are Failing in America

Adult obesity rates increased in 23 states and did not decrease in a single state in the past year, according to F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America 2009, a report released today by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). In addition, the percentage of obese or overweight children is at or above 30 percent in 30 states.

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Congress’s Health Care Numbers Don’t Add Up

New research finds congressional budget office has underestimated savings and overestimated costs from health policy changes.
Read this article from the NYT here.

The timing of fiscal interventions: Don’t do tomorrow what you can do today

The composition and timing of the fiscal stimulus is a major concern for policymakers. This column presents research showing that anticipated tax cuts result in reduced economy activity before they take effect. During the current downturn, that constitutes a strong argument against stimulus policies that phase in tax cuts over time.
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'Artificial trees' to cut carbon

Engineers say a forest of 100,000 "artificial trees" could be deployed within 10 to 20 years to help soak up the world's carbon emissions.
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Waiting for the low carbon revolution

The low-carbon revolution is not going to happen by itself, says Andrew Pendleton. In this week's Green Room, he calls on governments put the necessary frameworks in place that will allow the private sector to roll out the technologies needed to deliver the ambitious cuts in emissions.
Read A. Pendleton's opinion here.

Competition builds trust

Recent research argues that culture affects economic outcomes. Do markets instil cultural values that support good outcomes? This column provides evidence that more competitive markets raise employees’ trust levels. That suggests that competitive markets build the values that support them.
Read the complete article here.

Inégalités sociales de santé en Belgique: des chiffres indéniables. Observations à l'aide de données mutualistes.

Pour lire ce rapport, consultez la Revue belge de la Sécurité Sociale (1e trimestre 2009) - page 145- ici.