斯诺登定时炸弹

普林斯顿——全球金融危机发生后,各国领导人不断重复着宽慰民众的口头禅。货币政策的明显改善(事实的确如此)以及国际合作制度化的长足进步确保了大萧条不会再次上演。但一位名叫爱德华·斯诺登的美国前情报部门承包商已经证实这种说法距离现实有多远。

长时间的紧张局势会削弱机构合作。2008-2009年最具活力和成效的两家机构是国际货币基金组织(IMF)和G-20,但两者的信誉在漫长的危机进程中均有所削弱。

由于主要工业经济体似有复苏之势(尽管势头非常微弱),似乎没有人在意合作机制已经老化失效。这当然不对。世界各国可能发生更多金融火灾,因此需要消防队来完成灭火工作。

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