Sonntag, 9. Juli 2017

The Economist


https://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21724810-country-saves-too-much-and-spends-too-little-why-germanys-current-account-surplus-bad

"THE battle-lines are drawn. When the world’s big trading nations convene this week at a G20 summit in Hamburg, the stage is set for a clash between a protectionist America and a free-trading Germany."


http://www.economist.com/node/209559

"THE social-market economy devised in Germany after the second world war, with its careful blend of market capitalism, strong labour protection and a generous welfare state, served the country well for several decades. But it is now coming under pressure as never before. As economic growth stalls yet again, the country is being branded the sick man (or even the Japan) of Europe."

http://georgtsapereaude.blogspot.de/2013/11/sehenden-auges.html

"Mein Schluss aus dem Artikel in Verbindung mit dem Datum seines Erscheinens ist, den Betreibern des schiefen, deutschen Geschaeftsmodells ist vollkommen klar, welche Folgen und Risiken es hat. Sie betreiben es trotzdem und im vollen Bewusstsein.
Aber was ist von jemandem, der so etwas ohne Not tut, zu halten?"
 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/205948.stm

"Prime Minister Tony Blair has promised to work with newly-elected German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder to extend the "Third Way" concept across a more integrated Europe.

The BBC's William Horsley: "Mr Schroeder is, in some ways, a German Mr Blair"
Writing for the German newspaper Welt Am Sonntag ahead of Mr Schr_'s first official visit to the UK on Monday, Mr Blair also said Germany had come to terms with its Nazi past and "moved on". The prime minister wrote that he and the chancellor would discuss ways to extend their shared political vision - the "Third Way" or "Neue Mitte" in German - into the mainstream of European politics.
And in a move likely to inflame the Conservatives, Mr Blair argued that Europe needed closer economic cooperation and reitierated his vision of a pan-European defence capability divorced from Nato."


 http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/bueros/suedafrika/02828.pdf

"Social democrats are in government in almost all the countries of the Union. Social democracy has found new acceptance – but only because, while retaining its traditional values, it has begun in a credible way to renew its ideas and modernise its programmes. It has also found new acceptance because it stands not only for social justice but also for economic dynamism and the unleashing of creativity and innovation.
The trademark of this approach is the New Centre in Germany and the Third Way in the United Kingdom. Other social democrats choose other terms that suit their own national cultures. But though the language and the institutions may differ, the motivation is everywhere the same. Most people have long since abandoned the world view represented by the dogmas of left and right. Social democrats must be able to speak to those people."

http://www.nachdenkseiten.de/?p=14397

http://www.nachdenkseiten.de/upload/pdf/lambsdorff_papier_1982.pdf

Sapere Aude!

Kommentare:

  1. Hallo Herr Trappe,

    die grosse Frage ist, ob diese 180 Grad Wendung die sie da historisch aufzeigen mehr eine gigantische Idiotie des Wirtschaftssystems, der Wirtschaftswissenschaft oder der Journalistern verdeutlicht. Möglicherweise auch eine bei uns Lesern?

    Abseits von dem akkumulieten Unsinn den der Economist über einen " clash between a protectionist America and a free-trading Germany " verbreitet, gibt es Veröffentlichungen in denen ich spüre, dass sie einer realen Einschätzung der Situation heute näher kommen als andere:

    Ich habe schon bei Herrn Eichners Blog auf die Artikelserie von Alastair Crooke hingewiesen:
    https://www.theautomaticearth.com/2016/10/alastair-crooke-end-of-growth-sparks-wide-discontent/
    https://www.theautomaticearth.com/2016/11/obstacles-to-trumps-growth-plans/
    https://www.theautomaticearth.com/2017/01/what-is-this-crisis-of-modernity/
    https://www.theautomaticearth.com/2017/06/coming-apart-the-imperial-city-at-the-brink/

    ( Alastair Crooke is a former British diplomat who was a senior figure in British intelligence and in European Union diplomacy. )

    Auszug (aus einer Serie in der noch viel mehr drin steckt:)

    The Problem of Self-Delusion
    So, to return to Ilargi’s point, that “we are smack in the middle of the most important global development in decades … and I don’t see anybody talking about it. That has me puzzled” and to which he answers that ultimately, the “silence” is due to ourselves: “We think we deserve eternal growth.”
    He is surely right that it somehow answers to the Christian meme of linear progress (material here, rather than spiritual); but more pragmatically, doesn’t “growth” underpin the whole Western financialized, global system: “it was about lifting the ‘others’ out of their poverty”?
    Recall, Stephen Hadley, the former U.S. National Security Adviser to President George W. Bush, warning plainly that foreign-policy experts rather should pay careful attention to the growing public anger: that “globalization was a mistake” and that “the elites have sleep-walked the [U.S.] into danger.”
    “This election isn’t just about Donald Trump,” Hadley argued. “It’s about the discontents of our democracy, and how we are going to address them … whoever is elected, will have to deal with these discontents.”
    In short, if globalization is giving way to discontent, the lack of growth can undermine the whole financialized global project. Stiglitz tells us that this has been evident for the past 15 years — last month he noted that he had warned then of: “growing opposition in the developing world to globalizing reforms: It seemed a mystery: people in developing countries had been told that globalization would increase overall wellbeing. So why had so many people become so hostile to it? How can something that our political leaders – and many an economist – said would make everyone better off, be so reviled? One answer occasionally heard from the neoliberal economists who advocated for these policies is that people are better off. They just don’t know it. Their discontent is a matter for psychiatrists, not economists.”
    This “new” discontent, Stiglitz now says, is extended into advanced economies. Perhaps this is what Hadley means when he says, “globalization was a mistake.” It is now threatening American financial hegemony, and therefore its political hegemony too.

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    1. Hallo Alien Observer,

      vielen Dank fuer die interessanten und wie ich finde sehr lesenswerten Hinweise. Tja es ist schon bemerkenswert zu sehen, welche Pirouetten da von den selbsternannten Wachstumsaposteln, die grundlegende Eigenschaften von Wachstumsprozessen nicht verstanden bzw. rigoros ausgeblendet haben, gedreht werden. Wenn Summen- und Durchschnittsbildung so "gekonnt" angewendet werden, dass sie den Blick auf sich immer weiter zuspitzende rechtsschiefe Verteilungen und die daraus resultierenden Konsequenzen vollkommen verstellen, dann muss man auch schon mal eine 180 Grad Wende aufs duenn gewordene Eis legen.
      Dabei scheint man sich bei den "Economists" zunehmend auf das bei Politikern schon seit laengerem bewaehrte "Was interessiert mich mein Geschwaetz von gestern" zu verlassen.
      Das sich da in der Karawane, die diesen "Experten" bisher im blinden Vertrauen gefolgt ist, nun soetwas wie Orientierungslosigkeit breit macht, verwundert auch nicht. Ich bin schon gespannt, was angesichts dieser Opportunity der Wettbewerb um die ueberzeugendste "Leuchturmposition" hervor bringen wird ;-).

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