Summit plutokratů

BRISBANE – Na oficiální večeři ve Washingtonu před listopadovým summitem skupiny G-20 v Brisbane poučoval mediální magnát a australský rodák Rupert Murdoch ministry o nebezpečích socialismu a rozbujelé vlády. Tento horoucí odpůrce australské ceny uhlíku a ostřílený oponent amerického prezidenta Baracka Obamy velebil ctnosti úsporných programů a minimální regulace a brojil proti rozkladným vlivům sociálních záchranných sítí.

Ministři se ve Washingtonu účastnili výročního zasedání Mezinárodního měnového fondu a Světové banky, kde se snažili překonat vzájemné rozdíly a nalézt před nadcházejícím summitem společnou řeč. Murdochův tón však naznačuje, že konsensus v otázce trvale udržitelného a začleňujícího růstu bude těžko dosažitelný.

Murdochovy poznámky jsou v souladu s názory, které vyjadřuje jeho přítel, australský premiér Tony Abbott, a jeho současná administrativa. Například v lednu informoval Abbott zděšené účastníky davoské konference, že globální finanční krizi nezpůsobily neregulované globální trhy, ale spíše příliš rozbujelé vlády. Pro ministry financí, kteří předchozích několik let zápasili s toxickými důsledky marnotratnosti finančního sektoru, to byla rozhodně novinka.

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