资本主义和怀疑主义

    巴尔的摩--每天华尔街都是救市的消息,愈演愈烈。人们不禁要越发强烈地提出一个问题,那就是,美国经济为何在共和党总统时期如此糟糕?

    事实难以抵赖。实际上,历史对比无比鲜明,乃至共和党人可能开始怀疑他们是否遭诅咒。在对美国经济进行现代统计的时期,民主党在经济表现的几乎所有方面都超过共和党(包括GDP增长、失业率、通货膨胀以及预算赤字)。

    民主党甚至在共和党的地盘上打败了他们。由于目前布什政府花销无度(以及克林顿政府的勤俭),在进行统计的时间内,在共和党当政时期联邦开支占GDP的平均比例现在超过了民主党当政时期。

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