Amerika v těchto týdnech diskutuje o tom, zda má nebo nemá zaútočit na Irák. V důsledku tohoto vývoje se začínají množit obavy, že proces zotavování americké ekonomiky se zastaví a že bez úhony nezůstane ani globální ekonomika. Sílí názor, že mezi potenciálem růstu americké ekonomiky a jejím skutečným výkonem zůstane ještě nadlouho hluboká propast. Může se situace vyhrotit ještě více? Ano, může, a to mnohem, mnohem víc.
Americkou ekonomiku už dlouhé roky sužuje celá řada znepokojivých faktorů:
· Obrovské obchodní schodky, jež přetrvávají už od doby pochybených daňových škrtů Ronalda Reagana v roce 1981, díky nimž se USA, do té doby největší světový věřitel, staly největším světovým dlužníkem. Dnes tyto deficity lámou rekordy každý měsíc.
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