补贴陷阱

美国剑桥—没有哪个政策像食品和能源补贴那样让好经济学如此直接地与好政治学对立起来。无法负担的补贴正在成为三位世界最重要新领导人所面临的的核心问题。他们是埃及总统西西、印尼总统“佐科维”维多多以及印度总理莫迪。

西西所面临的的削减补贴需要比预想中好一些。相反,莫迪面临着比预想更糟糕的局面,甚至有可能破坏期待已久的世贸组织协定。而佐科维面临的局面尚不明朗。

7月,西西完成了北非和中东很少有领导人能够完成的成就:他大幅削减了存在已久的能源补贴,让价格提高了41-78%。令人奇怪的是,几乎没有发生反对示威

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