Азартные игры с планетой

ДУБАЙ. Последствия японского землетрясения, а особенно продолжающаяся кризисная ситуация на атомной станции Фукусима, неприятно перекликается для наблюдателей с американской финансовой катастрофой, которая породила Великую рецессию. Оба события преподнесли жестокие уроки о рисках, а также о том, насколько плохо рынки и общество могут ими управлять.

Без сомнения, в определенном смысле, не может быть никакого сравнения между трагедией, принесенной землетрясением, в результате которого погибли или пропали без вести более 25 000 человек, и финансовым кризисом, с которым не могут быть связаны такие жестокие физические страдания. Однако если речь идет о расплавлении ядерного топлива на Фукусиме, то оба эти события объединены общей темой.

Эксперты, как в области ядерной промышленности, так и в области финансов заверяли нас, что новые технологии почти исключили риск катастрофы. События показали ошибочность таких утверждений: риски не только существовали, но их последствия были такими грандиозными, что они легко уничтожили все предполагаемые преимущества систем, которые популяризировали лидеры обеих отраслей.

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