Америка превращается из учителя в ученика

Кембридж – По мере дальнейшего развития грандиозного финансового кризиса в Соединённых Штатах можно только мечтать о том, чтобы политики США могли бы хоть наполовину также хорошо слушать советы развивающихся стран, как они умеют их давать. Американцы, похоже, не понимают, что их кредитный кризис имеет очень много общего со многими предыдущими банковскими кризисами во всём мире, произошедшими после второй мировой войны.

Луч надежды заключается в том, что в мире существует множество высокоавторитетных действующих и бывших политиков, в особенности в странах с развивающимся рынком, которые уже видели это кино. Если бы американские политики послушали, они бы могли получить идею-другую о том, как можно бороться с финансовыми кризисами, от экспертов, переживших подобные кризисы и успешно справившихся с ними.

К сожалению, параллель между сегодняшним кризисом в США и предыдущими финансовыми кризисами – не просто гипербола. Качественные параллели очевидны: банки, использующие несбалансированные займы для финансирования очень рискованных предприятий, новые экзотические финансовые инструменты и избыточное изобилие обещаний касательно новых рынков.

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