Экономика депресии

БЕРКЛИ – Десять лет назад Пол Кругман, лауреат Нобелевской премии в области экономики 2008 года, написал небольшую книгу под названием «Возвращение депрессии». Книга оказалась полным провалом .

Несмотря на свою остроту, финансовый кризис Восточной Азии 1997-1998гг. длился недолго, и был быстро преодолён после того, как МВФ признал, что проблема заключалась не в беспомощности правительств, и тогдашний министр финансов США десантировал Нью-Йоркские банки в экономику Южной Кореи. Последовавший вскоре после этого обвал дот-комовского бума в 2000-2001гг. не вылился в депрессию, но просто привёл к снижению производительности столь незначительному, что «спадом» его можно было назвать лишь с натяжкой.

Исправленная и расширенная версия книги Кругмана была издана в настоящее время, и, к сожалению, момент её выхода нельзя назвать неподходящим. Сегодня предупреждения о наступающей «депрессии» кажутся гораздо более обоснованными, чем в 1998г.

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