Alpská škodolibost

Není divu, že atmosféra na letošním Světovém ekonomickém fóru byla ponurá. Ti, kdo si myslí, že globalizace, technologie a tržní hospodářství vyřeší problémy světa, se zdáli přemoženi. Nejvytrestanější ze všech byli bankéři. Na pozadí hypoteční krize, katastrof v mnoha finančních institucích a oslabování akciového trhu byli tito „vládci vesmíru“ méně vševědoucí než ještě před nedávnem. Psí hlavu ale letos v Davosu neměli jen bankéři, nýbrž i jejich regulátoři – bankéři centrální.

Každý, kdo jezdí na mezinárodní konference, je zvyklý slýchat Američany, jak poučují ostatní o transparentnosti. V Davosu tomu tak pořád ještě trochu bylo. Slyšel jsem obvyklé hříšníky – včetně někdejšího ministra financí, který byl při tomto napomínání během východoasijské krize obzvlášť hlasitý – omílat potřebu transparentnosti ve fondech svrchovaného majetku (byť ne v amerických či evropských hedžových fondech).

Tentokrát ale rozvojové země neodolaly a k pokrytectví celé věci se vyjádřily. S ohledem na problémy, které právě sužují Spojené státy, bylo dokonce ve vzduchu cítit slabý závan škodolibosti – samozřejmě že tlumený obavami z důsledků poklesu na jejich vlastní ekonomiky.

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