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全球经济的犹豫蓝调

纽黑文—经济减速常常伴随着犹豫时代(periods of hesitation)。消费者犹豫购买新房或新车,想着老房子和老车还能好好地用一段时间。管理者犹豫扩大招聘、购买新办公楼或建造新工厂,等待能让他们不再担忧落实新概念的消息。从这个角度看,我们应该对今天的 犹豫的影响保持多大的担忧?

犹豫常常很像拖延。你也许有一种说不清的怀疑,觉得需要再好好想想;与此同时,其他问题困扰着你的思考,让你做不出决定。如果你问人们为何拖延,很有可能得不到干脆的回答。

那么,这样的行为是如何普遍到足以让经济衰退的?事实上,暂停刺激经济活动的原因可能很难识别。

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