Время технократов

КЕМБРИДЖ. Греция и Италия, находящиеся в отчаянии после того, как их неплатёжеспособные политические системы оставили их тонуть в болоте долгов и кризиса, выбрали технократических экономистов (Лукаса Пападемоса и Марио Монти, соответственно) главами новых правительств вместо политиков. Их обоих можно назвать профессорами: Монти был ректором миланского Университета Боккони, а также Европейским комиссаром, а Пападемос был моим коллегой в Гарвардской школе государственного управления им. Кеннеди в год после того, как завершился его срок пребывания в должности заместителя управляющего Европейского центрального банка.

Через непродолжительное время оба этих человека, скорее всего, спровоцируют заголовки наподобие следующих: «Профессора получили «пятёрки» по экономике, но провалились в политике». Это будет несправедливым. Их загонит в угол не отсутствие политических способностей, а, скорее, отсутствие политической власти.

Монти, несмотря на сильную народную поддержку своего правительства технократов, не имеет парламентского большинства, на которое мог бы положиться. При этом, бывший премьер-министр Сильвио Берлускони дал понять, что он не оставит свои личные политические интересы ради блага страны.

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