Руки прочь от «супер-евро»

Три года назад состоялось рождение единой европейской валюты Евро по курсу 1:1.17 доллара США, который должен был отражать реальное соотношение цен по обе стороны Атлантика в то время. С тех пор курс евро испытал взлеты и падения. А в настоящий момент он вернулся почти к своему изначальному уровню. Так почему же европейское бизнес сообщество утверждает, что «супер-евро» навлекает беду на его голову?

Ответ состоит в том, что обвинение в адрес евро - это легкая попытка перенести вину на курс валюты с действительных проблем в европейской экономике - чрезвычайно низкого уровня производительности на душу населения. Низкий уровень производительности отражает простой статистический факт, подрывающий относительно высокую производительность в пересчете на отработанные часы - низкое участие в активном труде, которое означает, что Европейцы работают малое количество часов.

Очень важно объяснить несколько основных моментов, касающихся курса евро/ доллар - так как это проблема, которая является источником путаницы, иногда провоцируемой ради стратегических целей, превалирующей в общественных спорах.

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