Zwei Modelle für Europa

Die Zinsen für Staatspapiere haben sich in der Eurozone wieder so ausgespreizt wie schon vor dem Euro. Die Zahlungsbilanzungleichgewichte werden immer größer. Die Krise frisst sich von der Peripherie in den Kern, und die Kapitalflucht beschleunigt sich. Auch aus Italien und Frankreich flieht das Kapital seit dem Sommer mit wehenden Fahnen. Netto könnten mittlerweile 300 Milliarden Euro geflohen sein.

Die Notenpressen bei der Banque de France und der Banca d’Italia laufen auf Hochtouren, um den Geldabfluss auszugleichen. Aber damit wird die Flucht nur befördert, denn der Nachdruck von Geld verhindert einen Anstieg der Geldmarktzinsen bis zu dem Punkt, wo es das Kapital attraktiv fände zu bleiben. Hätte Europa die Regelungen der USA, wo die Zentralbanken der Distrikte der FED die Sondergeldschöpfung mit goldbesicherte Wertpapieren bezahlen müssen, würden sie nicht so viel Ersatzgeld schöpfen, und die Kapitalflucht bliebe begrenzt. Die Gelddruckerei ist im Grunde nur Fluchthilfe.

Will die Eurozone nicht zu Kapitalverkehrskontrollen schreiten, gibt es nur zwei Auswege: Entweder schiebt sie der lokalen Gelddruckerei einen Riegel vor oder sie garantiert den Investoren die Anlagen in Ländern, die sie für unsicher halten.

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