英国的耻辱

伯克利——
2008年末,在金融危机面目最为狰狞的时候,世界各国分裂为两个阵营:一方在得过且过,另一方是中国。只有中国深入贯彻了米尔顿·弗里德曼和约翰·梅纳德·凯恩斯的精神——当面临萧条威胁的时候,当务之急是政府战略性干预产品和金融市场,以维持总需求水平。

到了2010年初,当初得过且过的国家又分裂为两大阵营:信誉坚挺的国家继续得过且过,而希腊和爱尔兰等信誉受损的国家别无选择,只能勒紧裤腰带过日子,以重塑财政信心。

今日,又一次分裂正在酝酿之中:一方在继续得过且过,另一方是英国。尽管英国政府的信誉仍然卓著,卡梅隆政府仍准备推出或许是史上最大的持续性财政紧缩计划:在未来4年削减相当于GDP 9%的政府预算赤字。

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