Окончание «гонки вооружений» в сфере финансов

КЕМБРИДЖ. Люди часто задаются вопросом ‑ «заделали» ли регламентирующие и законодательные органы «трещины» в финансовой системе, которые поставили мир на грань второй Великой депрессии. Краткий ответ – нет.

Да, шансы немедленного повторения финансового краха 2008 года намного снижены, исходя из факта, что большинство инвесторов, регламентирующих органов, потребителей и даже политиков будут в течение некоторого времени помнить опыт «предсмертного» финансового состояния. В результате может пройти некоторое время, пока безответственность опять не развернется в полную силу.

Однако во всех других отношениях, по существу, ничего не изменилось. Законы и регламентирующие документы, изданные в начале кризиса, в основном были «заплаткой» для сохранения статус-кво. Ни политики, ни регламентирующие органы никогда не обладали политическим мужеством или интеллектуальной убежденностью, необходимыми для возврата к более прозрачной и более прямолинейной системе.

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