Срочная потребность в африканской интеграции

Карл Маркс предсказывал, что роль государства будет ослаблена в преддверии идеалистического коммунистического общества, способного саморегулировать экономические дисбалансы и передать власть в руки масс. Он был бы ошеломлен, узнав, что его предсказание было реализовано, но не коммунизмом, а глобализацией англо-американского экономического либерализма. Открытие рынков для свободных потоков капитала, а не диктатура пролетариата сделали могущество государства устаревшим понятием.

Сегодняшние рынки капитала предоставляют ссуды правительствам, корпоративным и индивидуальным клиентам, управляют инвестициями пенсионных фондов и играют на процентных ставках или фондовой бирже. Торговля производными ценными бумагами со стороны инвестиционных банков, хедж-фондов и других участников рынка приносит огромные доходы трейдерам, лишая тем временем реальную экономику продуктивных инвестиций и возможности создания рабочих мест.

Население ни одной страны мира не защищено от жестокого обращения со стороны такой системы. Около 40% 6.5-миллиардного населения планеты живет в нищете, а одна шестая – в крайней нищете. Однако, главные жертвы - это чернокожее население. В Соединенных Штатах одна восьмая всех чернокожих мужчин в возрасте от 25 до 34 лет находится в тюрьме, а главой трех пятых афро-американских семей, где есть дети, является мать-одиночка.

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