Tim Brinton

平衡国家与市场

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当人们回首往昔之时,爆发于2008年的金融与经济危机将会被视为一个变革性的时刻,这是因为这场危机就经济体系的未来形态提出了具有根本意义的问题。这些问题并不像某些人所认为、甚至所期望的那样,与资本主义的终结有多大关联,而是与不同国家对资本主义的不同理解方式有关。

我们如今所见到的景象,正是上世纪八十年代那些争论的相反版本。彼时,罗纳德·里根常常戏称:“英语中最可怕的九个词是:我来自政府,我来帮你!”现在,政府为稳定金融市场和整体经济已经投入了数万亿美元、欧元、日元和英镑,那九个字也显得远没有那么可怕了。

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