次级抵押经济理论

欧洲央行在陷入财政危机时可能作出提高利率的做法,使人们想起了美国演说家威廉姆·詹宁森·布赖恩(William Jennings Bryant)在1896年作的著名的“金十字架”演讲。

换言之,决策者们被已经过时的经济理论所迷惑,不应该使普通人从中受苦。

今天,过时的经济理论是发生迅速转变的偏好——被美称为“弱化了的对风险的渴望”是当前次级抵押以及金融危机背后的主要原因。为了避免这种渴望的增长,决策者和专家们关注于“道德风险问题”:“坏孩子”一定要为他们的错误付出代价,否则他们还会重犯。

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