无金融改革的五年

斯坦福—雷曼兄弟倒闭造成大萧条以来最大规模全球金融危机已经过去五年,庞大的银行部门让爱尔兰、冰岛和塞浦路斯经济遭受了重创。意大利、西班牙和其他国家的银行贷款也不充分。中国的信贷盛宴留下一地鸡毛。简言之世界金融系统仍然危险重重、运转不良。

更糟糕的是,在多年的争论后,关于金融系统问题——更不用说如何纠正了——的性质依然莫衷一是。而这反映了银行的政治实力。

比如,英国商务部长文斯·凯博(Vince Cable)最近指责英格兰银行的监管者——他称之为“资本塔利班”——让银行背负了太多的负担,拖累了英国的经济复苏。凯博似乎相信了银行游说集团的说辞——如果银行被迫“持有更多资本”,贷款和增长都会受到影响。

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