Zlo zlem nenapravíš v MMF a Světové bance

Člověk se musí vrátit do „roku tří papežů“ (1978), aby našel tak zvláštní drama nástupnictví, jaké se právě odehrává v Mezinárodním měnovém fondu a ve Světové bance, dvou pilířích globální finanční soustavy. Přede dvěma měsíci, během neobyčejné vzpoury personálu a debaklu řízení, rezignoval prezident Světové banky Paul Wolfowitz. Teď hlavní podílníky šokoval jeho protějšek v Mezinárodním měnovém fondu, bývalý španělský ministr financí Rodrigo Rato, když oznámil, že v říjnu odejde rovněž.

Ztratit jednoho šéfa mezinárodní úvěrové instituce je smůla, ztratit dva už ale vypadá jako nedbalost (omlouvám se Oscaru Wildeovi). Máme desáté výročí asijské finanční krize, onoho kotle, v němž byly vytaveny dnešní ultralikvidní kapitálové trhy, takže o konspirační teorie není nouze.

Upřímně řečeno, přidržíme-li se veřejně dostupných údajů, tyto dvě rezignace se jeví jako noc a den. Když byl Wolfowitz konečně po nepříjemné bitvě vypuzen, osazenstvo SB bylo štěstím bez sebe. Naproti tomu většina kolektivu MMF se zdá být Ratovým odchodem upřímně zdrcena.

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