Распоясавшиеся банкиры

ВАШИНГТОН. По-видимому, администрация Обамы, наконец, намеревается предпринять решительный шаг против банковской элиты Америки. После недавней неудачи на выборах в конгресс от штата Массачусетс предложения, выдвинутые бывшим председателем Федеральной резервной системы Полом Волкером по сокращению рыночной мощи банков, получили второе дыхание.

До последнего времени всё было совсем иначе: по сути, крупные банки постоянно побеждали начиная с весны 2009 г, когда наиболее здоровым из них было позволено выплачивать любые средства, которые они взяли в рамках Программы Министерства финансов США по спасению рисковых активов. Это, в свою очередь, позволило им избежать даже крайне слабых, установленных правительством особых условий в отношении премий и зарплат.

В критический момент кризиса и спасения (с сентября 2008 г. до первых месяцев 2009 г.) происходил процесс передачи власти от администрации Буша к администрации Обамы. Серьёзных мыслей сместить крупнейших банкиров, которые способствовали возникновению кризиса, не возникало, как не возникало и серьёзных мыслей разделить их банки.

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