Paul Lachine

Палки в колесах ‑ это хорошо

ПАРИЖ. США широко известны как страна, обладающая самыми глубокими, самыми ликвидными и самыми эффективными рынками в мире. Финансовая система Америки поддерживает эффективное распределение капитала, экономическое развитие и создание рабочих мест.

Эти и подобные им фразы являются единой валютой среди американских законодателей, регулирующих органов и финансовых компаний уже несколько десятилетий. Даже после финансового кризиса, разразившегося в 2008 г., они загружают текстовые редакторы подготовкой сотен документов, бросая вызов так называемому «Правилу Волкера» (которое должно запретить банкам делать инвестиции за счет собственных средств). Случайный читатель кивает и продолжает читать.

Но есть признаки того, что эти допущения в настоящее время оспариваются. До кризиса регулирующие органы были сосредоточены, главным образом, на устранении барьеров на пути торговли и, в целом, поддерживали меры, сделавшие рынки более полноценными, способствуя быстрой, более дешевой торговле широким кругом финансовых требований. Теперь это не так. Напротив, сейчас многие ставят под сомнение предположение о том, что усиление рыночной эффективности всегда и везде является благом для общества.

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