Нереальность «реального» делового цикла

ЛОНДОН – Бывший председатель Федеральной резервной системы Алан Гринспэн, который не так давно выступил в качестве свидетеля перед комиссией конгресса Соединенных Штатов, сказал, что наступивший финансовый кризис разрушило его «интеллектуальную структуру». Мне бы очень хотелось знать, что он имел под этим в виду.

Поскольку возможности спросить об этом Гринспэна у меня не было, в качестве ключа к головоломке придется обратиться к его мемуарам - книге « Эпоха потрясений» . Однако, эта книга была издана в 2007 году, по-видимому, еще до того, как развалилась его интеллектуальная структура.

В своих мемуарах Гринспэн признается, что его любимым экономистом был Йозеф Шумпетер, изобретатель понятия «творческого разрушения». В резюме Гринспэна относительно размышлений Шумпетера говорится, что «рыночная экономика будет постоянно оживлять себя изнутри, избавляясь от старого и позволяя предприятиям банкротиться, чтобы затем перераспределить ресурсы к более новым и более производительным предприятиям». Гринспэн наблюдал «этот пример развития и постепенного исчезновения снова и снова».

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