Псевдоконсервативная революция Буша

Администрация президента Буша, с любой мало-мальски объективной точки зрения, представляет собой пугающее зрелище. Чиновники администрации, с их резкостью и узколобой пристрастностью, в действительности предали консервативную идеологию, разрушая структуры, являющиеся проверенными и испытанными основами экономического процветания Америки и мировой безопасности.

Начнём с экономической политики и намеренного разбалансирования долгосрочных финансовых операций правительства США. Цель определённо заключалась в том, чтобы обострить финансовый кризис государства всеобщего социального обеспечения и вызвать тем самым долговременное снижение уровня перераспределения государственных средств. Но разбить яйца - ещё не значит приготовить омлет: бюджетный дефицит, достигший при Буше огромной величины (и продолжающий расти), не стимулировал ничего, кроме нервозности по поводу затянувшегося застоя в накоплении капитала, внутреннем потреблении и экономическом росте.

Конечно, финансовая политика - это лишь вершина айсберга. Корейские металлурги вполне могли бы спросить, что случилось с исторической приверженностью республиканской партии принципу свободной торговли. Африканским фермерам следовало бы задаться вопросом, как мог Буш - а не какой-нибудь демократ левого толка - аннулировать гордость ультраконсерватора Ньюта Джингрича: частичную реформу сельскохозяйственных субсидий.

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