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Navigieren auf Sicht ist für einen grünen Wiederaufschwung nicht genug

Posted On: May 12, 2020   |   Posted By: Bruegel

Navigieren auf Sicht ist für einen grünen Wiederaufschwung nicht genug

This opinion piece was originally published in NZZ.
Die Coronavirus-Pandemie und die Massnahmen zu ihrer Bekämpfung haben zum grössten weltweiten Wirtschaftsabschwung seit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg geführt. Unternehmen, private Haushalte und der Staat navigieren in dieser Situation grosser Unsicherheit auf Sicht. So werden Entscheidungen in Unternehmen und Familien möglichst vertagt, bis man wieder klar sehen kann. Der Staat wiederum hat weltweit beispiellose Hilfsprogramme aufgelegt, um Liquiditätsengpässe in Unternehmen abzufedern und Arbeitnehmer finanziell zu unterstützen und damit auch die Unternehmen zu entlasten.
Nach diesen ersten zwei Monaten des «Navigierens auf Sicht» ist es aber nun an der Zeit, klare Prinzipien für die nächste Phase der Pandemie zu definieren und somit zumindest eine Richtung vorzugeben. Nach den anfänglichen Liquiditätshilfen stellt sich die Frage, welchen Unternehmen wie viel Unterstützung in Form von Transferzahlungen oder sogar Eigenkapital gegeben werden sollte. Politiker und...

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