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Глобализация и линии политического разлома

НЬЮ-ЙОРК – Голосование – с небольшим перевесом – Великобритании за выход из ЕС было вызвано специфическими британскими причинами. Однако оно также стало своего рода «канарейкой в угольной шахте», сигнализирующей о широкой популистской/националистической реакции – по крайней мере, в развитых странах – против глобализации, свободной торговли, переноса производства в другие страны, трудовой миграции, рыночно-ориентированной политики, наднациональных органов власти и даже технологических перемен.

В развитых странах, где трудовых ресурсов не хватает, а капитала много, все эти тенденции приводят к снижению зарплат и занятости для низкоквалифицированных рабочих, а в развивающихся странах, изобилующими трудовыми ресурсами, – к их росту. В развитых странах потребители получают выгоду от снижения цен на торгуемые товары; однако работники с низкой (а иногда даже и со средней) квалификацией теряют доходы, поскольку их равновесные зарплаты падают, а рабочие места оказываются под угрозой.

В голосовании за Брексит чётко проявились эти линии разлома: богатые против бедных, победители против тех, кто проиграл от свободы торговли и глобализации, квалифицированные работники против неквалифицированных, образованные против менее образованных, молодые против старых, городские против сельских, разнородные сообщества против однородных. Такие же линии разлома появляются и в других развитых странах, в том числе США и континентальной Европе.

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