Paul Lachine

Náměsíčná chůze americkou krizí nezaměstnanosti

NEWPORT BEACH – Na vůbec první tiskové konferenci šéfa amerického Federálního rezervního systému Bena Bernankeho, která se konala minulý týden, nefigurovalo toto téma v úvodním prohlášení, ale bylo zastrčené v části pro otázky a odpovědi. Až příliš mnoho lidí ve Washingtonu je ochotno zlehčovat toto téma jako „dočasné“, přestože viditelné důkazy svědčí o opaku. Je mimořádně citlivé na vysoké ceny ropy a potravin. A podkopává operativní předpoklady tvořící základ dlouhodobé charakterizace americké ekonomiky coby dynamické a pružné.

Tím tématem je rozsah a skladba nezaměstnanosti ve Spojených státech – problém, jenž dosud nebyl dostatečně doceněn z hlediska jeho stále škodlivějšího dopadu na sociální předivo země, její ekonomický potenciál a její už tak křehké fiskální postavení a dluhovou dynamiku.

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