Friday, October 10, 2008

金融危机!基督徒的观点是什么呢?


下午在图书馆作功课时,弟弟msn我,告知今天股市大跌,无一幸免!我没有买股票,对这投资机制也不太理解,然而最近的股市都趋弱,可能许多人都受到影响。如果一个国家的股市表现反映出该国的经济情况,那么我们的确不太妙,大概只有一个人会说没有问题

以下有一篇文章,尝试从基督徒的角度来看金融危机。

The headlines tell the story as recent days have seen the American economy and its financial system buffeted by seismic failures and the virtual disappearance of major investment banks. The debate raging in Washington these days concerns the form and extent of government intervention that will be required in order to restore stability to the financial markets.


Comparisons to the Great Depression are inevitable, but today's crisis bears little resemblance to the total economic collapse of the late 1920s. Capitalism is not in crisis and the fundamentals of the American economy remain strong. When President Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in 1933, the nation faced a genuine crisis and economic collapse. For the most part, the banks were closed and the nation was out of business.

Nothing like that is happening now, but the financial system is clearly in need of reform and realism. The fundamentals of the economy remain intact. These include American innovation, a dedicated labor force, strong consumer demand, vast natural resources, and unlimited intellectual capital. (全文