Pedro Molina

Кризис в Австралии

КАНБЕРРА. Великая рецессия 2008 года достигла самых удаленных уголков Земли. Здесь, в Австралии, ее называют ГФК – глобальный финансовый кризис.

Кевин Радд, занимавший пост премьер-министра, когда разразился кризис, ввел в действие самый лучший в мире кейнсианский комплекс мер по стимулированию экономики. Он осознал, насколько важно действовать как можно раньше, используя деньги, которые будут израсходованы очень быстро, а также, что имеется риск длительного кризиса. Поэтому первой частью мер была выдача денежных дотаций, а затем последовали инвестиции, для осуществления которых потребовалось бы больше времени.

Меры, предпринятые Радом, «сработали»: рецессия в Австралии была самой короткой и неглубокой среди промышленно-развитых стран. Однако, по иронии судьбы, внимание было сосредоточено на факте, что некоторые суммы инвестиций были потрачены не так, как могли бы быть потрачены, а также на бюджетном дефиците, к которому привел экономический спад и меры, предпринятые правительством.

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