Jon Krause

Аналогия с Великой депрессией

ПРИНСТОН. При обсуждении сегодняшнего экономического кризиса, как правило, проводятся аналогии с Великой депрессией. В своем последнем отчете «Перспективы мировой экономики» МВФ детально исследует эту аналогию не только со стороны потери финансового доверия, но также быстрого спада в глобальной торговле и промышленной активности. В общем, история, больше чем экономическая теория, дает указания к интерпретации совсем неожиданных и, по существу, непредсказуемых событий.

Почти каждое сегодняшнее проведение аналогий с депрессией начинается с 1929 года как точки отсчета. Однако в Великой депрессии проявились две совершенно разные патологии; каждая требует различных диагнозов и различного лечения.

Первая и наиболее знаменитая патология заключалась в обвале фондового рынка в октябре 1929 года в США. Ни в какой другой стране не было паники на фондовом рынке такого масштаба, отчасти ввиду того, что ни в какой другой стране не наблюдался такой эйфористический взлет биржевых курсов, которые затянули большое количество американцев очень разных слоев в финансовые спекуляции.

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