Dieta pro americkou centrální banku

LONDÝN – Když Senát USA potvrdil opětovné jmenování Bena Bernankeho předsedou Federálního rezervního úřadu, trhy po celém světě si oddychly. Z hlediska finanční stability se jednalo o správné rozhodnutí; změna na vrcholném postu by uvrhla v pochybnost odhodlání Fedu reagovat na krizi s rozhodností – jakož i jeho dlouhodobou věrnost nízké inflaci.

Bernankeho výkon za poslední dva roky si vysloužil vřelou chválu a tím posledním, co svět potřeboval v okamžiku, kdy globální ekonomika je stále velmi choulostivá, byl vleklý politický boj o ovládnutí americké měnové politiky.

Nicméně 30 senátorů hlasovalo proti Bernankemu. Z jisté části může jít o politikaření, ale Bernankeho jmenoval prezident George W. Bush a proti jeho opětovnému jmenování se zvedly i jiné hlasy, jak demokraté, tak nezávislí.

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