Uskrovňující se evropské mátohy

NEW YORK – „Pokud se fakta vzpírají teorii, změň teorii,“ říká odvěká moudrost. Často je ale snazší ponechat teorii a změnit fakta – nebo si to alespoň podle všeho myslí německá kancléřka Angela Merkelová a další evropští lídři prosazující uskrovňování. Ač mají fakta přímo před nosem, vytrvale realitu popírají.

Fiskální přísnost selhala. Její zastánci jsou ale ochotni si nárokovat vítězství na základě nejchatrnějšího možného důkazu: hospodářství už nekolabuje, takže úsporná opatření musí fungovat! Při použití takového měřítka bychom mohli říct, že nejlepším způsobem, jak sestoupit z hory, je skočit z útesu – vždyť sešup dospěl ke konci.

Každý pokles jednou skončí. Úspěch by se neměl hodnotit podle skutečnosti, že v posledku dojde k oživení, ale podle toho, jak rychle se uchytí a jak rozsáhlé škody zapříčinil propad.

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