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低利率伤害调查

华盛顿—2008年金融危机后的多年中,决策者因为避免了第二次大萧条而为自己“点赞”。他们用当时做需要的凯恩斯主义财政和货币刺激应对全球衰退。

但九年过去后,官方利率仍在零水平线上徘徊,而增长则一直平庸。自2008年以来,欧盟平均年增长率只有0.9%

在危机后立即形成的广泛的凯恩斯主义共识已经成为当今流行的经济教条:只要增长保持萎靡,年通货膨胀率保持不到2%的水平,那么加大刺激不但是合适的,更是必须的。

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