La Société Radio-Canada a mal évalué le marché de la publicité

Peter Henderson

La Presse Canadienne

Les médiocres revenus provenant de la vente de publicités nationales sur les ondes de Radio 2 et d’Espace Musique démontrent «clairement» que la Société Radio-Canada (SRC) a mal évalué le marché de la publicité, a affirmé un expert des médias.

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LE livre pour comprendre l’économie des derniers siècles à aujourd’hui

EconomixCoverEconomix: How Our Economy Works (and Doesn’t Work), in Words and Pictures Paperback

by Michael Goodwin (Author), David Bach (Author), Joel Bakan (Author), Dan Burr (Illustrator)

(Bibliothèque de Westmount)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Critique de Goodreads

Stimulus plans: good or bad? Free markets: How free are they? Jobs: Can we afford them? Occupy Wall Street . . . worldwide

Everybody’s talking about the economy, but how can we, the people, understand what Wall Street or Washington knows–or say they know? Read « Economix. »

With clear, witty writing and quirky, accessible art, this important and timely graphic novel transforms « the dismal science » of economics into a fun, fact-filled story about human nature and our attempts to make the most of what we’ve got . . . and sometimes what our neighbors have got. « Economix « explains it all, from the beginning of Western economic thought, to markets free and otherwise, to economic failures, successes, limitations, and future possibilities. It’s the essential, accessible guide to understanding the economy and economic practices. A must-read for every citizen and every voter.PRAISE FOR « ECONOMIX
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« It’s simply phenomenal. You could read ten books on the subject and not glean as much information. »– David Bach founder of FinishRich Media; author of nine « New York Times » bestsellers, including « Debt Free for Life » and « The Automatic Millionaire » « Goodwin has done the seemingly impossible–he has made economics comprehensible « and » funny. »– Joel Bakan, author of « The Corporation » « The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power » « An amazing lesson in true-world economics Delightfully presented, powerful, insightful, and important information What a fun way to fathom a deep and often dark subject « — John Perkins, author of « Hoodwinked » and the « New York Times » bestseller « Confessions of an Economic Hit Man » « Smart, insightful, clear, and as close to the truth as economics can get. The bonus: Who would have guessed that economics could be fun, and–here’s the joy–really accessible? Goodwin roots us in history and fills us with common sense understanding. As he puts it early on, economics seems horribly complicated mostly because we’re looking at it all at once. Broken down into its component pieces, it’s relatively easy to understand. And a good understanding of economics is critical to maneuvering in the world today. If I were compiling a list of the 100 most important books you can read in a lifetime, this would be on it. »–Stephen Petranek, editor-in-chief, Weider History magazines, former editor-in-chief of « Discover » magazine « Through a potent mix of comics and punchy, concise, accessible prose, Goodwin takes us on a provocative, exhaustively researched, and exceedingly engaging trip through our history and present day, creating an alternately hilarious and scary picture of where we are today as an economy– and what it all means. More than that, Goodwin makes the arcane, understandable. If your mind either spins or slumbers at the thought of economics, read Goodwin’s « Economix » and all will become clear. –Nomi Prins, author of « It Takes a Pillage: An Epic Tale of Power, Deceit, and Untold Trillions » «  »Economix » is a lively, cheerfully opinionated romp through the historical and intellectual foundations of our current economy and our current economic problems. Goodwin has a knack for distilling complex ideas and events in ways that invite the reader to follow the big picture without losing track of what actually happened. Any reader wondering how our economy got to where it is today will find this a refreshing overview. »–Timothy W. Guinnane, Philip Golden Bartlett Professor of Economic History, Yale University (less)

 

America’s elderly prisoner boom (Reportage 8.13)

Thanks to ultra-long sentences, America’s 2.3m prisoners are getting older. Under the ‘Gold coats’ programme in California, younger inmates look after elderly ones

 

Pizza industrielle, cherchez les ingrédients ! (Reportage français 50,18)

Simple, gouteuse, rapide, tout le monde ou presque aime la Pizza. La plupart d’entre elles sont pourtant industrielles. Que reste-t-il de naturel dans ces pizzas qui semblent parfois si réelles ?

Les Français raffolent de pizza ! Ils en consomment plus de 10kg par an et par habitant. Le pays est, juste après les Américains, le deuxième plus gros consommateur mondial de cette pâte garnie. Si les pizzas artisanales sont parfois de vrais délices culinaires, la majorité des pizzas vendues sortent des usines. Souvent au détriment de la qualité, les industrielles proposent de larges gammes de pizzas produites à moindre coût pour le plus grand bonheur de la bourse des acheteurs.

Que cachent ces méthodes qui débitent à la chaine des pizzas à moins de 5 euros, parfois même 1 euro ? Peut-on décemment faire confiance à ces produits préfabriqués en usine ?

L’équipe d’investigation va particulièrement se pencher sur les ingrédients qui composent les pizzas de nos supermarchés. On apprend notamment que le secteur de la pizza industrielle est soumis à une compétition acharnée. Il existe une pléthore de marques et de sous-produits. Chaque acteur tente alors de réduire ses prix pour gagner des parts de marché. Ceci n’est possible qu’en s’attaquant à la qualité des ingrédients. Jusqu’où peuvent aller les industriels pour gagner quelques cents sur leurs prix ?

Infographie: Hells Angels under pressure

Outlaw motorcycle clubs from across the globe are expanding into Canada. Here’s a survey of the state of play

National Post

L’héroïne des LGBT

thediplomat_2015-06-21_14-19-25-386x304Review: Manchu Princess, Japanese Spy

Digital Spy

A new book explores the fascinating tale of a cross-dressing Japanese spy in wartime China.

Divisive figures often make the most compelling biographical subjects; and Kawashima Yoshiko is no exception. During her life and in death opinions have varied markedly. Loathed by the Chinese as a traitor, extolled by the Japanese for her talents as a spy, more recently she has even become a heroine to the LGBT community.

In Manchu Princess, Japanese Spy: The Story of Kawashima Yoshiko, the Cross-Dressing Spy Who Commanded Her Own Army, Phyllis Birnbaum provides a measured assessment of the fascinating rise and fall of this erratic, narcissistic, cross-dressing, bisexual princess.

 

Smithsonian Digitizes & Lets You Download 40,000 Works of Asian and American Art

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