奥巴马:最艰难的抉择还未到来

特拉维夫—奥巴马用令人叹为观止、面面俱到的议程充实着他就任以来的100天。这也是在人意料之中的事情。这位总统的当选是美国历史上最具革命性的事件之一。在这个充满考验和动荡的时代需要如此魄力。精力过人、信心满满的奥巴马已经开始了一次艰巨的旅程,重振美国经济并拯救残缺不全的国际体系。

特别是从奥巴马的国内政策中—一种向更社会民主的税收体系和普遍医疗的转变—我们可能最能看出这位新任总统的意识形态取向。但是强调减少社会不平等与美国深入人心的个人主义价值观并不容易合拍。将国家与公民之间的社会契约“欧洲化”的企图还可能与美国体系的根本原则发生冲突。

在挽救美国摇摇欲坠的金融体系方面,奥巴马比任何一个欧洲政府都更具干预性。举步维艰的欧盟轮值主席国捷克终于头一次反映了欧洲共识:将奥巴马的庞大财政刺激计划称为“通往地狱之路。”美国财政赤字前所未有的爆炸性增长提升了未来的高通胀风险—而这正是欧洲人不惜一切代价想要防止的情况。

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