Strach z finančnictví

Strach z finančnictví je na postupu. Všude je nedůvěra k lidem s vysokými platy, kteří pracují před monitory počítačů a dělají něco, co vůbec nevypadá jako produktivní činnost. Kancelářské krysy se mají lépe než výrobci, spekulanti než manažeři, obchodníci než podnikatelé, makléři než střadatelé, chytrým se daří lépe než solidním a v pozadí toho všeho je finanční trh mocnější než stát.

Všeobecným názorem je, že tento stav věcí je nespravedlivý. Jak se vyjádřil Franklin D. Roosevelt, musíme „penězoměnce“ svrhnout z jejich „vysokých piedestalů v chrámu naší civilizace.“ Musíme „vzkřísit prastaré pravdy,“ že pěstování, výrobě, řízení a vynalézání věcí by se mělo dostávat vyšší prestiže, více úcty a větších odměn než nejasným činnostem, jež vykonávají finančníci.

Samozřejmě, v moderním globálním finančnictví probouzí strach ledacos. Jeho rozsah je ohromující: letos proběhnou fúze a akvizice za víc než 4 biliony dolarů, přičemž obchodovatelná a (teoreticky) likvidní aktiva na konci letošního roku dosáhnou asi 160 bilionů dolarů – to vše ve světě, kde roční globální HDP činí asi 50 bilionů dolarů.

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