Novoroční doufání v plamínek naděje

NEW YORK – Nadešel čas na novoroční předsevzetí, na chvíli rozjímání. Když se loňský rok nevydařil právě nejlépe, nastává čas na naději, že příští rok bude lepší.

Pro Evropu a Spojené státy byl rok 2010 rokem zklamání. Uběhly tři roky od prasknutí bubliny a víc než dva roky od zhroucení Lehman Brothers. V roce 2009 jsme byli vyvedeni od pokraje deprese a od roku 2010 se očekávalo, že bude rokem přechodovým: zatímco se ekonomika bude zvedat na nohy, stimulační výdaje mělo být možné plynule stahovat.

Růst, myslelo se, by v roce 2011 mohl mírně zpomalit, ale půjde jen o menší zaškobrtnutí na cestě k vytrvalému zotavení. Za Velkou recesí se pak budeme otáčet jen jako za nepříjemným snem; tržní hospodářství – podporované prozíravou činností vlád – prokáže svou odolnost.

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