美国经济康复够快吗?

纽波特海滩—六大国内要素表明,美国经济正在缓慢康复。对某些观察者来说,这些因素已足以形成临界质量,让经济达到逃逸速度。

尽管我十分希望他们最终能被证明是正确的,但最新的疲软经济数字(包括5月就业岗位净增量仅仅69000个)确认了我的怀疑。5月就业报告中的一系列令人沮丧的数字一下子引起了人们对美国经济的健康度和持久力的广泛担忧,认识积极因素并理解它们为何不足以提振经济是很重要的。

首先,美国大型跨国公司一直都很健康。它们手握大把现金,债务的利息支出很低,本金负担也可以一再延期。许多跨国公司都搭上了新兴经济体需求旺盛的东风,大把延揽免费现金流。

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