sábado, marzo 22, 2008

CREADOS IGUALES

jueves, marzo 13, 2008

UN POCO DE LUZ SOBRE LE MEDICINA EN EEUU

Un poco mas de Stossel y lo dejamos, que ya esta exprimido.











martes, marzo 11, 2008

Stossel

Hace tiempo que sigo a John Stossel y echo de menos mas periodistas como el.












COMO VA EL MUNDO

Estoy prolifico estos dias pero es que tengo unas ganas de rajar que no me aguanto.

Para empezar un buen amiguete que vive en Bruselas esta hasta los cojones del penoso servicio al cliente que se recibe en esa ciudad. Ni corto ni perezoso ha creado un blog donde todos los que se identifiquen pueden rajar a su vez.


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La BBC lleva un tiempo alarmandonos sobre la crisis alimentaria que viene, a rebufo de la subida de precio de los alimentos a nivel mundial. Por supuesto mas de uno ya pide que los gobiernos hagan algo al respecto, y es que ya se sabe que Malthus nunca murio del todo y los comunistas de medio pelo tampoco.

En fin, lo normal es que si hay una demanda creciente de alimentos se destinen recursos a producir mas alimentos lo cual ademas ofrece magnificas oportunidades de negocio a los paises idealmente situados para satisfacer esa demanda. Pero una rapida busqueda en Google nos dice que eso no sera asi mientras los gobiernos, esos que nos han de salvar de una catastrofe que aun no ha ocurrido, no dejen de JODER:

  • En Ucrania que era a su vez el granero de Europa, el trigo se arroja al mar porque esta prohibido exportarlo. Cuesta creerlo.
Y eso sin ir a fondo asi que menos mal que los gobiernos nos van a salvar. Menos mal

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El Pais da una "buena" noticia hoy, que permite a los politicuchos de turno marcar paquete.

España ha logrado situarse en el cuarto puesto del conjunto de la Unión Europea, en gasto público dedicado a Investigación y Desarrollo en relación con producto interior bruto, (PIB). El estudio Ciencia, tecnología e innovación en Europa, publicado ayer por Eurostat, señala que el gasto total realizado por todas las administraciones públicas en España ascendió al 0,85% de PIB, en 2005, lo que la sitúa por encima de la media de la UE (0,74%). Solamente los Gobiernos de Finlandia, (1.03 %); Francia, (0,93%) y Suecia (0,89%), realizaron un esfuerzo mayor, según el estudio de la oficina de estadísticas de la Unión Europea. El presupuesto de Estados Unidos dedicó una cifra equivalente al 1,06% de su PIB a actividades científicas y de desarrollo.

Pues vale. Y que? Soy yo el unico que ve esta noticia "coja"?

A ver, los avances cientificos llevan tiempo, pero si solo hablamos de inputs, es decir de lo que se gasta, pero no de outputs, es decir de los retornos de eses gasto, no vamos a ninguna parte.
Es muy tipico de la mentalidad funcionarial hablar de cuanto se destina a esto o aquello y descuidar cual es el resultado que ese gasto genera pero este es un dato clave para saber si se esta gastando el dinero de manera eficiente o por contra tirandolo. Si vamos a mejor o no.

Estaria bien saber cuantos euros de retorno genera cada euro gastado en investigacion. Cuantas empresas se crean, cuantos ingreosos, puestos de trabajo, patentes se consiguen, que impacto tiene y como cuantificarlo.Asi podriamos comparar con nuestros vecinos y saber donde estamos y mas importante, a donde vamos.

Pero eso como que es memos glamuroso que decir que el gobierno ahora gasta mas pasta en I+D.
Total como no es suya, no hay que rendir cuentas, ya sabemos que la politica en este pais se hace con otros parametros:

ZP regala Espana a ETA v.s. Defendamos la alegria

Que nivel.

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lunes, marzo 10, 2008

SADISMO

Un pequeno ejercicio de sadismo: ver a los analistas de LD television analizando los resultados electorales. La leche, la tactica de "quien no se consuela es porque no quiere" es llevada a un punto delirante, pero vamos la procesion debia ir por dentro. Que moral, en la vida habia visto a una panda de tipos pasandolas tan putas.

Un cachondeo.

viernes, marzo 07, 2008

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T. J. Rodgers es uno de los emprendedores mas visionarios del mundo.


Tambien es el autor de una defensa magistral de la economia de libre mercado. Todo fue a raiz de la carta que recibio de una monja, Doris Gormley, la cual le pidio que incluyera mas mujeres y miembros de minorias en la junta directiva de sus empresa, Cypress Superconductor.

La respuesta es MAGISTRAL y aqui hay algunos extractos:

The semiconductor business is a tough one with significant competition from the Japanese, Taiwanese, and Koreans. There have been more corporate casualties than survivors. For that reason, our Board of Directors is not a ceremonial watchdog, but a critical management function. The essential criteria for Cypress board membership are as follows:
  • Experience as a CEO of an important technology company.
  • Direct expertise in the semiconductor business based on education and management experience.
  • Direct experience in the management of a company that buys from the semiconductor industry.

A search based on these criteria usually yields a male who is 50-plus years old, has a Masters degree in an engineering science, and has moved up the managerial ladder to the top spot in one or more corporations. Unfortunately, there are currently few minorities and almost no women who chose to be engineering graduate students 30 years ago. (That picture will be dramatically different in 10 years, due to the greater diversification of graduate students in the '80s.) Bluntly stated, a "woman's view" on how to run our semiconductor company does not help us, unless that woman has an advanced technical degree and experience as a CEO. I do realize there are other industries in which the last statement does not hold true. We would quickly embrace the opportunity to include any woman or minority person who could help us as a director, because we pursue talent -- and we don't care in what package that talent comes.


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I presume you believe your organization does good work and that the people who spend their careers in its service deserve to retire with the necessities of life assured. If your investment in Cypress is intended for that purpose, I can tell you that each of the retired Sisters of St. Francis would suffer if I were forced to run Cypress on anything but a profit-making basis. The retirement plans of thousands of other people also depend on Cypress stock -- $1.2 billion worth of stock -- owned directly by investors or through mutual funds, pension funds, 401k programs, and insurance companies. Recently, a fellow 1970 Dartmouth classmate wrote to say that his son's college fund ("Dartmouth, Class of 2014," he writes) owns Cypress stock. Any choice I would make to jeopardize retirees and other investors from achieving their lifetime goals would be fundamentally wrong.

  • Consider charitable donations. When the U.S. economy shrinks, the dollars available to charity shrink faster, including those dollars earmarked for the Sisters of St. Francis. If all companies in the U.S. were forced to operate according to some arbitrary social agenda, rather than for profit, all American companies would operate at a disadvantage to their foreign competitors, all Americans would become less well off (some laid off), and charitable giving would decline precipitously. Making Americans poorer and reducing charitable giving in order to force companies to follow an arbitrary social agenda is fundamentally wrong.
  • A final point with which you will undoubtedly disagree: Electing people to corporate boards based on racial preferences is demeaning to the very board members placed under such conditions, and unfair to people who are qualified. A prominent friend of mine hired a partner who is a brilliant, black Ph.D. from Berkeley. The woman is constantly insulted by being asked if she got her job because of preferences; the system that creates that institutionalized insult is fundamentally wrong.

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En su dia la Generalitat Valenciana creo el Hospital de la Ribera, gestionado por una entidad privada. Los progres papanatas de siempre se quejaron.

Ahora ya no tanto.


El Hospital de la Ribera es elegido mejor centro general de España por quinta vez

Se ha valorado, entre otros aspectos, la reducción de la estancia

El Hospital de la Ribera ha conseguido, por quinta vez en siete años desde su apertura, ser calificado como el mejor Gran Hospital General”. La consultora internacional encargada del estudio ha valorado, entre otros aspectos, el hecho de que el centro de la Ribera haya logrado una estancia media inferior de 4,71 días.

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Buenas noticias sobre Irak...en EL PAIS. Cagate lorito.


Mas sobre las chorradas de Naomi Klein y su ultimo libro
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Ms. Klein's rhetoric is ridiculous. For instance, she attaches import to the fact that the word "tank" appears in the label "think tank." In her book, free market advocates are tarred with the brush of torture, because free market advocates often support unpopular policies, and torture also often supports unpopular policies. Clearly, by her tactic of freewheeling association, free market advocates must support torture. Often Ms. Klein's proffered connections are so impressionistic and so reliant on a smarmy wink to the knowing that it is impossible to present them, much less critique them, in the short space of a book review.

Rarely are the simplest facts, many of which complicate Ms. Klein's presentation, given their proper due. First, the reach of government has been growing in virtually every developed nation in the world, including in America, and it hardly seems that a far-reaching free market conspiracy controls much of anything in the wealthy nations. Second, Friedman and most other free market economists have consistently called for limits on state power, including the power to torture. Third, the reach of government has been shrinking in India and China, to the indisputable benefit of billions. Fourth, it is the New Deal — the greatest restriction on capitalism in 20th century America and presumably beloved by Ms. Klein — that was imposed in a time of crisis. Fifth, many of the crises of the 20th century resulted from anti-capitalistic policies, rather than from capitalism: China was falling apart because of the murderous and tyrannical policies of Chairman Mao, which then led to bottom-up demands for capitalistic reforms; New Zealand and Chile abandoned socialistic policies for freer markets because the former weren't working well and induced economic crises.

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Algunos tienen madera de profetas, mirad lo que decia la SGAE en 2004:

La SGAE dice que Internet desaparecerá si no se respeta la Propiedad Intelectual porque carecerá de contenidos

El responsable de la Oficina de Defensa de la Propiedad Intelectual de la Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE), Pedro Farré, ha advertido que "si los derechos de Propiedad Intelectual no se protegen, la red de redes desaparecerá porque no tendrá contenidos".

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Sacale mas partido al Google.

FINALMENTE


MISCELANEA

Un blog cachondo: Cosas que les gusta hacer a los blancos.

Blancos=Estadounidenses blancos de casa buena y politicamente correctos.

Ejemplo

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Egipto construye un muro de hormigon para blindar su forntera con Gaza, nadie, ningun pijo progre con pañuelo palestino al cuello, ha protestado hasta ahora ni protestara. Porque ellos solo saliban si huelen a judio.

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Conocida de los intimos es mi interes por Africa y fascinacion por algunos de sus paises.
Por fortuna los propios africanos, los unicos que pueden sacar el continente adelante empiezan a organizarse y a dar a conocer a todos los africanos la idea que haran que por fin amanezca en Africa: LIBERTAD.

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Un articulo de Ljomborg para seguir pensando.

If you ask the 15million people who are going to die from easily curable infectious diseases next year, the idea that climate change is our top priority seems to be massively overblown. What’s even more important is that you ask: ‘Where can we actually do some good?’ The answer is overwhelmingly: we can do very little good if we focus on climate change policies, whereas we can do immense amounts of good if we focus on some of the many other problems in the world.

For example: deadly diseases such as HIV-AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis; malnutrition, especially lack of micronutrients but also lack of calories; and lack of market access. Those are some of the most obvious places where we can put in place very cheap and advantageous policy measures and help huge swathes of humanity. And we’ll be helping them in such a way that their societies become stronger, so that their descendents will get much better off and thereby become much less vulnerable to whatever the future holds - including climate change.

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Estoy hasta la polla de oir lo desarrollada que esta Cuba en algunas cosas en relacion a sus vecinos a modo de coartada para justificar la dictadura aniquiladora y despreciable de Castro. Dictadura que ha hundido a Cuba en la miseria.

El caso es que con cifras en la mano resulta que Cuba era uno de los paises mas desarrollados de America ANTES de que Castro se hiciera con el poder.

Cuba's infant mortality rate of 32 per 1,000 live births in 1957 was the lowest in Latin America and the 13th lowest in the world, according to UN data. Cuba ranked ahead of France, Belgium, West Germany, Israel, Japan, Austria, Italy, and Spain, all of which would eventually pass Cuba in this indicator during the following decades.

Cuba’s comparative world ranking according to data in Table 1 has fallen from 13th to last out of the 25 countries examined. Also missing from the conventional analysis of Cuba's infant mortality rates is its staggering abortion rate of 77.7 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 in 1996 -- which, because of selective termination of "high-risk" pregnancies, yields lower numbers for infant mortality. Cuba's abortion rate was the 3rd highest out of the 60 countries studied.

In terms of physicians and dentists per capita, Cuba in 1957 ranked third in Latin America, behind only Uruguay and Argentina -- both of which were more advanced than the United States in this measure. Cuba's 128 physicians and dentists per 100,000 people in 1957 was the same as the Netherlands, and ahead of the United Kingdom (122 per 100,000 people) and Finland.