Ekonomie deprese

BERKELEY – Před deseti lety napsal Paul Krugman, laureát Nobelovy ceny za ekonomii z roku 2008, drobnou knihu nazvanou Návrat ekonomie deprese . Velice rychle zapadla.

Východoasijská finanční krize let 1997-1998 byla sice prudká, ale krátká a rychle odezněla, jakmile si MMF uvědomil, že problémem nejsou neschopné vlády, a ministr financí Spojených států Robert Rubin pak nachystal výsadek newyorských bank do jihokorejské ekonomiky. Splasknutí internetové bubliny nedlouho poté, v letech 2000-2001, nepřineslo depresi, ale pouze tak mírný pokles výstupu, že sotva ospravedlňoval označení za „recesi“.

Teď se Krugman vrátil s upravenou a rozšířenou verzí své knihy a načasování je bohužel dokonalé. Dnes totiž oproti roku 1998 existují mnohem lepší důvody k přemýšlení v pojmech „ekonomie deprese“.

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