jueves, marzo 23, 2006

soy chozno de William the Conqueror

Midnight sun en Noruega: ¿brillará cuando llegue el invierno?

Dice la wikipedia:

The Norwegian Rollo invaded and was ceded Normandy by the West Frankish king Charles the Simple in 911. Rollo's great-great-great-grandson William the Conqueror successfully invaded and conquered England in 1066.
Noruega me hace pensar en el dilema de Evo: ser Chávez o ser Gro Harlem Brundtland, la primera ministra laborista de los 80s y 90s. Mirá lo que hace Noruega con su petróleo:

The Norwegian economy is a prosperous bastion of social capitalism, featuring a combination of free market activity and government intervention. The government controls key areas, such as the vital petroleum sector. The control mechanisms over the petroleum resources is a combination of state ownership in major operators in the Norwegian fields (Statoil ca 70% in 2005, Norsk Hydro 43% in 2004) while specific taxes on oil-profits for all operators are set to 78%, finally the government controls licencing of exploration and production of fields [...] In 2004, oil and gas accounted for 50% of exports.
¿Y cómo hacen, con todo ese petróleo, para que no les agarre el Dutch Disease? Fácil, si sos noruego:

In response to concerns about oil and gas reserve depletions, Norway has adopted measures to save its oil-boosted budget surpluses in a Government Petroleum Fund, which is invested abroad and at the end of the second quarter of 2005 was valued at 181.5 billion US dollars.

¿Población de Noruega? 4.6 millones. El Estado tiene guardados 40.000 dólares para cada uno. Gawd.

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