Neville Chamberlain měl pravdu

BERKELEY – Neville Chamberlain je dnes vzpomínán jako britský ministerský předseda, jenž coby zosobnění appeasementu vůči nacistickému Německu přispěl k zavedení Evropy do druhé světové války. Už zkraje oné osudové dekády, poměrně záhy po propuknutí Velké hospodářské krize, se však britské hospodářství svižně vracelo na svou dřívější úroveň výstupu právě díky ministru financí Nevillu Chamberlainovi a jeho spolehu na fiskální stimulaci s cílem vrátit cenovou hladinu na trajektorii, již sledovala před nástupem deprese.

Srovnejte si jeho přístup s politikou expanze skrze spořivost, již dnes prosazuje britská vláda premiéra Davida Camerona (kde čelo průvodu roztleskává ministr financí George Osborne). Křivka reálného HDP země přestala stoupat a je dosti pravděpodobné, že britský reálný HDP opět klesá.

Ostatně jsou-li prognózy správné, britská cameronovsko-osbornovská deprese nebude za necelý rok pouhou nejhorší depresí v Británii od dob Velké hospodářské krize, ale patrně nejhorší depresí v Británii vůbec…

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