Vynořující se ponaučení z krize

ITHACA, NY – Americká finanční soustava vrávorá na hraně zhroucení. Jediné, co drží vynášené zřídlo globálního kapitalismu před skluzem do kataklyzmatu, je vláda USA, která se v zásadě stala ručitelem a věřitelem poslední záchrany.

Jak se situace mohla zvrhnout v takovou šlamastyku ve finanční soustavě, která byla kdysi opěvována jako nejhlubší a nejdůmyslnější na světě? Kde to skončí? Jaké dopady to bude mít na světovou finanční soustavu? Je těžké na tyto otázky odpovědět s nějakou vyšší mírou přesvědčení, dokud se ocitáme vprostřed krize. Ba zdá se, že s každým dalším dnem teď přicházejí horší zprávy – ani víkendy už neposkytují oddech od neustálého přívalu stísněnosti!

Ať už bude konečný výsledek jakýkoli, jedna věc je jistá – okolní svět už nebude nadšeně přebírat volnotržní principy, jimiž se finanční rozvoj USA řídil. Ač zoufalé časy mohou pobízet k zoufalým činům, po rozsáhlé intervenci americké vlády bude také do budoucna těžší tvrdit, že by se stát měl držet mimo činnost finanční soustavy.

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