央行失节

佛罗伦萨——

地中海国家正在经历严重的财政危机,5月9日,欧洲央行宣布它将购买这些国家的政府债券,之后批评人士就抱怨称欧洲央行“失去了贞洁”。此举看上去似乎明显违反了欧洲央行相关法律第21条,该条规定禁止给政府或欧盟机构提供信贷便利。

2008年,人们对美联储也作出了类似的评论。当时,为了支持即将崩溃的美国楼市,美联储开始大规模购买包括代理机构债务和抵押债券在内的非传统资产。比如,前美联储主席保罗•沃克尔抱怨说,美联储是在合法范围内运营。

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