Саммит плутократов?

БРИСБЕН – Во время официального обеда в Вашингтоне, округ Колумбия, в преддверии ноябрьского саммита «Большой двадцатки» в Брисбене, австралийский медиа-магнат Руперт Мердок отчитывал министров, рассказывая о вреде социализма и большого правительства. Пылкий противник австралийских налогов на выбросы углерода и закаленный в боях оппонент президента США Барака Обамы, Мердок хвалил достоинства жизни по средствам и минимального регулирования, а также выступал против коррозийного воздействия мер социальной защиты.

Министры находились в Вашингтоне для участия в ежегодных совещаниях Международного валютного фонда и Всемирного банка, где они пытались определить различия и заложить общие позиции перед предстоящим саммитом. Однако тон, заданный Мердоком, предполагает, что консенсуса по устойчивому инклюзивному росту достичь будет трудно.

Комментарии Мердока совпадают с мнениями, которые выражает его друг, премьер-министр Австралии Тони Эбботт, а также его нынешняя администрация. Например, в январе Эбботт сообщил пораженной конференции в Давосе, что мировой финансовый кризис был вызван не нерегулируемыми глобальными рынками, а, скорее, чрезмерным управлением. Это, несомненно, стало новостью для министров финансов, которые провели последние несколько лет в борьбе с токсичными последствиями невоздержанности финансового сектора.

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