mercoledì 5 maggio 2010

Analisi, psicoanalisi e la casalinga di Treviso

Il New York Times dedica un articolo di analisi alla Spagna, da più parti indicata come il prossimo paese che avrà bisogno di aiuti, insieme al Portogallo:

Spain joined Greece and Portugal last week in being downgraded by Standard & Poor’s, the rating agency. While Spain remains well above the junk level S.& P. gave to Greece and ahead of Portugal’s A- rating, its fall from AA+ to AA was a blow.
Among the reasons for its decision, S.& P. highlighted Spain’s private sector indebtedness of 178 percent of G.D.P. and an inflexible labor market that was likely to leave Spain with a jobless rate of 21 percent this year.
To date, Mr. Zapatero’s policies have rested on the hope that the economy would begin to recover soon and that the jobless rate would average no more than 19 percent this year.
Yet the jobless rate has already reached 20 percent, according to government statistics for the first quarter released Friday, almost double the level when Spain’s recession began in 2008. (...)
But now investors are turning their skepticism to Spain as the weakest spots in the country’s economy show little sign of improvement.
In a research note last week, analysts at Credit Suisse argued that beyond agreeing on a multiyear rescue package for Greece, Europe needed to set up standby arrangements for Spain and Portugal, allowing them to “fund their ongoing budget deficits while carrying out tough fiscal adjustment programs.”

Continuano a proliferare le (psico)analisi dei tedeschi e della loro reazione alla crisi e al bailout della Grecia:

qualche giorno fa vi segnalavo un articolo sul Sole 24 Ore, ieri era il turno del New York Times che titolava  In Greek Debt Crisis, a Window to the German Psyche. Scopro così la traduzione tedesca della casalinga di Treviso: 
“One should simply have asked a Swabian housewife,” Mrs. Merkel said during an address to fellow Christian Democrats in December 2008 in the southwest German region of Swabia, hub of the Protestant work ethic. “She would have told us her worldly wisdom: in the long run, you can’t live beyond your means.”

Non c'è poi da stupirsi se i tedeschi hanno scelto Angela Merkel come primo ministro: scrive ancora il NYTimes che incentra la (psico)analisi comparata sul confronto Germania/Francia:

Mrs. Merkel, a physicist raised in communist East Germany, has a hard-working, parsimonious lifestyle and an analytical, somewhat bland personality that in many ways reflect the national value system, said Gerd Langguth, author of a 2005 biography of her.
While Mr. Sarkozy resides in the majestic Élysée Palace and has an army of staff members, Mrs. Merkel still lives in the central Berlin apartment she occupied before her election in 2005 and has been seen doing her own shopping.

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