Пять шоков, что испытала Германия

На протяжении последнего десятилетия Германия была страной с самой медленно растущей экономикой в Европейском союзе, а Европа была регионом с наиболее медленно растущей экономикой в мире. Начиная с 1995 по 2005 год, экономический рост Германии составит только 14,6%, в то время как экономический рост старого Евросоюза в среднем составит 24%, рост США составит 39,9%, а мировой экономики в целом – 45,6%. Почему Германия имеет такие плохие экономические показатели?

Одна из теорий, которую выдвинул глава правящей германской Социал-демократической партии Франц Мюнтеферинг, заключается в том, что Германия уже находится там, где другие желают оказаться. Слабый экономический рост Германии, как он утверждает, является признаком естественного закона сходимости.

Но эта теория не убедительна. Германию к настоящему моменту уже опередили в плане дохода на душу населения несколько стран Евросоюза, включая Ирландию, Великобританию, Голландию и Францию, и все же показатели экономического роста Германии ниже, чем во всех этих странах.

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