Paul Lachine

让金融怀疑论者接管经济吧

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随着本·伯南克的美联储主席任期将在明年1月结束,一场对全球最重要的经济政策决策者席位角逐正在上演。美国总统奥巴马必须做出决定,是延长伯南克的任期,还是另选他人。目前,最经常被提到的两个人是拉里·萨莫斯和珍妮特·耶伦,这两人具有较深的民主党背景。

这项人事任命不仅对美国 ,而且对世界的经济都将有着重大的意义。作为美国货币供应的监管者及短期利率的制定机构,中央银行的银行家们一直在起着关键的作用。利率定得太低,会导致通货膨胀和货币不稳定;而利率定得太高,将导致经济衰退和失业问题的出现。

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