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Freedom with responsibility : the social market economy in Germany, 1918-1963

Author: Anthony James Nicholls
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book goes behind the success story of the federal Republic of Germany since the Second World War to examine the principles underpinning the so-called 'economic miracle'. West Germany's Economics Minister, Ludwig Erhard, maintained that his Social Market Economy worked because it consisted of sound economic principles applied with common sense and consistency. It was a serious attempt to harness the dynamic  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nicholls, Anthony James, 1934-
Freedom with responsibility.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)654617127
Named Person: Ludwig Erhard; Ludwig Erhard
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony James Nicholls
ISBN: 0198204256 9780198204251
OCLC Number: 28721496
Description: xiii, 422 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Liberal Economics in Crisis: The Weimar Period --
2. The Origins of Neo-liberalism: Depression and Dictatorship --
3. Neo-liberalism and its Enemies: National Socialism and Social Democracy --
4. The Struggle against Collectivism, 1933-1945 --
5. West Germany in Ruins: The Aftermath of Defeat --
6. Neo-liberalism in the Immediate Post-war Period --
7. Ludwig Erhard and the Origins of the Social Market Economy --
8. The Social Market and the Crisis in the German Economy, 1947-1948 --
9. Theory into Practice: The Struggle over Policy, 1948 --
10. Erhard as Economics Director in Bizone --
11. Erhard and the CDU --
12. The SPD and the Social Market Economy --
13. Erhard and the Korean Crisis --
14. The SPD and the Struggle for Reform --
15. Erhard and the Realization of the Social Market Economy --
16. The SPD and the Triumph of Reform --
Conclusion: Social Market Economy in Retrospect.
Responsibility: A.J. Nicholls.
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