欧洲央行的音盲总裁

PALO ALTO—曾几何时,欧洲中央银行(ECB)行长特里谢能够与外界有效沟通。但好景不再。

在一月份的ECB治理委员会会议上,特里谢的言行令人颇为不快。他威胁说如果工会试图将更高的能源和食品价格写入新合同带来工资物价螺旋上升的风险,那么央行就会采取“先发制人”的行动。

这一威胁使ECB的公信力大打折扣,因为在面临数十年来最为严重的金融危机的情况下大幅提升利率是明显不合时宜的。没人相信这一套。ECB不但在二月份收回了这一笨拙的威胁,还采取了利率中立的政策。

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