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От экономического анализа к инклюзивному росту экономики

ВАШИНГТОН – Большинство стран ищут для своей экономики рецепт инклюзивного экономического роста, при котором высокий уровень инвестиций, быстрые темпы инноваций и сильный прирост ВВП достигаются параллельно с реализацией мер по сокращению неравенства в доходах. Консерваторы настаивают, что для роста необходимы низкие налоги и стимулы, содействующие предпринимательству, например, гибкие рынки труда. В то же время для сокращения неравенства требуется повышение уровня бюджетных расходов и налогообложения (за исключением тех случаев, когда правительство увеличивает дефицита бюджета для стимулирования госрасходами депрессивной экономики).

Для устранения этого противоречия часто приводят в пример скандинавскую экономическую модель. Датская система «флексикьюрити», в частности, традиционно обеспечивает солидные экономические показатели параллельно с низким уровнем неравенства. Ряд ведущих экономистов, например Филипп Агьон, опубликовали блестящие аналитические работы о том, как подобная модель могла бы сбалансировать рост экономики, равенство доходов и общую удовлетворённость граждан в других странах мира.

Эти экономисты утверждают, что гибкие рынки труда (с незначительными ограничениями найма и увольнения работников), низкие налоги на предпринимателей и щедрые стимулы для инноваций вполне совместимы с относительно равным распределением доходов, с высокими социальными расходами государства и с выравнивающей социальной политикой (например, всеобщим бесплатным образованием).

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