Обама и экономический подъем других стран

НЬЮ-ЙОРК. Американские выборы обычно производят краткую эйфорию; национальное чувство обновления, будущих возможностей, действует как доза адреналина. Однако в этом году очевидная смена обстановки и празднование будут омрачены широко распространенным чувством, что не все хорошо в Америке.  

Экономические показатели почти постоянно безрадостные, и не улучшатся в ближайшем будущем, и пока вопросы национальной безопасности кажутся менее важными, из-за финансового кризиса, они вряд ли исчезли, и сохраняется неустойчивая ситуация в Афганистане и Пакистане, и нерешенные проблемы в Ираке, Иране и Северной Корее. Более того, власть американского президентства и Соединенных Штатов подверглась существенным изменениям в последние годы, делая нашу эру непохожей на более ранние периоды, когда мир был в постоянном движении и новый американский президент сталкивался с серьезными проблемами.

До последнего времени можно было говорить об экономическом подъеме других стран, не прогнозируя уменьшения могущества Америки. Сейчас, имея военное присутствие в Иране и Афганистане и слабую экономическую ситуацию, Америка стоит перед большим выбором. Это ситуация незнакома для нового президента США. Даже в мрачные годы после Вьетнама в конце 70-х и начале 80-х годов прошлого столетия, было чувство, что Америка все еще могла сделать свой экономический выбор, не обращая внимания на остальной мир. Это была привилегия тех, кто имел самую крупную, наиболее динамичную экономику – экономику, которая действовала как мировой кредитор. Не более.

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