Хвала американскому дефициту

Сейчас, когда слабый доллар, как дамоклов меч, висит над мировой экономикой, почти все жалуются на расточительные привычки Америки. Но приходило ли когда-нибудь кому-нибудь в голову, как американцам приходится стараться, чтобы все остальные выглядели хорошо?

Благодаря растущему торговому дефициту Америки для любого министра финансов развивающейся страны самая большая головная боль – это не дать валюте своей страны слишком быстро расти по отношению к доллару. Когда такое происходило в последний раз? Страны, испытывающие хронический долговой кризис, от Мексики до России и Южной Кореи, не знают, как отбиться от капиталовложений инвесторов, ищущих выход из положения по мере того, как доллар падает.

Обычно, когда мир выходит из экономического спада и процентные ставки растут, по меньшей мере в одной-двух странах, где рынок только формируется, происходит впечатляющий обвал. В этот раз такое вряд ли случится, по крайней мере в следующем году.

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