Настало ли время для глобальной валюты?

НЬЮ-ЙОРК – Сегодняшний мир более экономически и финансово интегрирован, чем когда-либо, начиная со второй половины девятнадцатого века. Но политические решения – в частности, центральных банков – остаются анахронически национальными и местечковыми. Не пора ли пересмотреть глобальную монетарную (не)систему? В частности, не будет ли единый глобальный центральный банк и мировая валюта иметь больший смысл, чем наше запутанное, неэффективное и устаревшее скопление национальных денежно-кредитных политик и валют?

Технология в настоящее время достигла точки, в которой общая цифровая валюта, достигнутая путем практически всемирного внедрения мобильного телефона, безусловно, делает это возможным. И неважно насколько мировая валюта может показаться надуманной, вспомните, что перед Первой Мировой Войной, отказ от золотого стандарта, казался столь же неправдоподобным.

Нынешняя система является одновременно рискованной и неэффективной. Различные деньги, являются только неудобством для туристов, которые приезжают домой с полными карманами иностранных монет, которые не смогут потратить. Глобальные фирмы тратят время и ресурсы в основном на тщетные попытки хеджировать валютный риск (извлекают выгоду только банки, которые действуют в качестве посредников).

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