锻造一个完美的欧元

发自纽约——那些欧元的缔造者们都知道,自己设计出来的欧元其实是不完美的。欧元拥有一个共同的中央银行,但却缺乏共同的储备机构。这点是无法避免的,因为《马斯特里赫特条约》原本就是为了缔造一个货币联盟而非政治联盟。

不过欧洲各国对此却信心满满,自认能克服所有的欧元危机。毕竟欧盟也是如此形成的:先迈出一步,弄清楚周边情况,然后再进行下一步。

在金融危机事后看来,欧元其实还存在着其缔造者未能察觉的某些短处。欧元本应实现经济的集约效应,但它却反过来造成了割裂,因为它的设计者们并未意识到不仅公共部门会出现不平衡,连私人部门也无法置身事外。

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