Chris Van Es

Por fin, nuevas reglas para las finanzas

PARÍS – Hace 76 años, en junio de 1933, se celebró en Londres la Conferencia Económica y Monetaria Mundial en la que se reunieron 66 países para poner fin al desorden monetario y las guerras comerciales en curso y tratar de extraer las lecciones de la Gran Depresión. Cuando terminó, los negociadores admitieron que había sido un fracaso.

El 2 de abril de 2009, los líderes mundiales se dirigirán de nuevo a Londres para encontrar una solución a una crisis financiera y económica tan desastrosa como la de 1929. No podemos permitir que la historia se repita. Si prevalece la inacción colectiva, corremos el riesgo de volver a las desgracias políticas y económicas de los años treinta que allanaron el camino para un conflicto mundial devastador.

Por supuesto, debemos responder al debilitamiento de la economía y a la inestabilidad financiera prácticamente en un estado de emergencia. Por eso los paquetes de estímulos y los planes de rescate financiero se adoptaron concomitantemente por primera vez en Europa, Estados Unidos y algunos grandes países asiáticos.

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