Америка потеряла свою харизму?

Кембридж. Как известно, самоуверенность Америки пошатнулась, когда даже президент начинает высказывать опасения, что последствия финансового кризиса могут оказаться еще более катастрофическими, чем Великая депрессия 1930-х годов. Не только Джордж Буш обеспокоен, что ситуация может значительно ухудшиться, прежде чем наступит улучшение. Растущее количество здравомыслящих бизнесменов также начинают волноваться, смогут ли Соединенные Штаты Америки исправить экономическую ситуацию в ближайшем будущем.

Профессиональные прогнозисты более оптимистичны, согласно их единодушному прогнозу рост для США в 2009 составит примерно – 1,5%, после точно такого же снижения во второй половине 2008 года. Это будет достаточно болезненный спад, однако он будет меньше 10-15% снижения выпуска продукции, который обычно ассоциируется с полномасштабной депрессией. В последнее время выводы экономических прогнозистов были слишком оптимистичными в последнее время, поэтому общественность с сомнением относится к их прогнозам.

Единодушные прогнозы все еще кажутся оптимистичными. В настоящее время, со своей финансовой системой жизнеобеспечения , резким падением цен на недвижимость, а также растущим уровнем безработицы экономика США выглядит более уязвимой, чем когда либо с 1970-х годов, а может и даже со Второй мировой войны.

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