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This is what Germans really think about capitalism
TheLocal.de ^ | 15 August 2017 15:26 CEST+02:00 | Jörg Luyken

Posted on 08/15/2017 1:15:14 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Despite the turbulence of the Weimar years, Germany has followed a steady capitalist economic model since the end of the Second World War. But that doesn’t mean people like the idea, a new study shows.

Contrary to the US, where belief in capitalism is as entrenched as hot dogs and baseball, Germany has always had a more complicated relationship to the philosophy of competitive markets. This is, after all, the country that gave us the founding communist thinkers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

And a study published by Statista and YouGov on Tuesday shows that only 16 percent of Germans believe capitalism to be something that is on the whole positive. At the same time, 27 percent of Germans have an ambivalent attitude to the economic model, while 52 percent see it as a bad thing.

Six in every ten respondents said that they believed that capitalism is a system whereby the rich get richer, while the poor get poorer. Similarly, 41 percent said that capitalism involved the exploitation of the poor. Twenty-one percent of respondents also believed that unfair competition was intrinsic to capitalism. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Germany
KEYWORDS: anticapitalism; eurozone; eussr; socialmarketeconomy
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1 posted on 08/15/2017 1:15:14 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Ever get the feeling that maybe we saved the wrong Germany?


2 posted on 08/15/2017 1:17:45 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Olog-hai

“I don’t see much future for the Americans ... it’s a decayed country. And they have their racial problem, and the problem of social inequalities ...

my feelings against Americanism are feelings of hatred and deep repugnance ...

everything about the behaviour of American society reveals that it’s half Judaised, and the other half negrified.

How can one expect a State like that to hold together?”

Adolf Hitler, Hitler’s Secret Conversations, 1941-1944


3 posted on 08/15/2017 1:17:59 PM PDT by Rome2000 (SMASH THE CPUSA-SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS-CLOSE ALL MOSQUES)
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To: Olog-hai

“as entrenched as hot dogs and baseball”

Maybe you haven’t been to the US lately. The fact that Sanders was even a viable candidate in the last election tells all.

And how much of the government budgets (fed, state, local) go towards social programs?

I thought Europe was actually more socialist than the US is currently.


4 posted on 08/15/2017 1:21:24 PM PDT by fruser1
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Ever get the feeling maybe we shouldn’t have bothered to save Europe TWICE?


5 posted on 08/15/2017 1:21:27 PM PDT by ALongRoadAhead
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To: Olog-hai

The German gene pool was severely depleted because the enterprising liberty seeking freedom loving Germans emigrated to America


6 posted on 08/15/2017 1:22:02 PM PDT by silverleaf (We voted for change, not leftover change)
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Geee! I'm really impressed with what those Germans think.....
Germans who started Not One But Two World Wars and LOST Both Times!!
And They Are Now Importing Muslimes and loving it!

The Opinion Of Germany means so much.........

7 posted on 08/15/2017 1:22:14 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: silverleaf

The German gene pool was severely depleted because the enterprising liberty seeking freedom loving Germans emigrated to America
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Losing a regiment a day killed in action for almost 4 years on the Eastern front helps too!


8 posted on 08/15/2017 1:27:40 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (Covfefe Trump!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

No.


9 posted on 08/15/2017 1:29:19 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love Bull Markets!)
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To: Olog-hai

Germany’s opinion on anything is basically worthless. Twice they tried to push their superior views on the world with dubious consequences. They need a three century time-out from the global stage.


10 posted on 08/15/2017 1:30:35 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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Free speech is on the decline in Germany. Can anyone — Bolton? McCain? — explain why German America-haters are seen as our friends while we are making an enemy of Russia?


11 posted on 08/15/2017 1:35:18 PM PDT by Socon-Econ
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Remember the economic theory behind Spanish, Italian and German fascism was always that government, while not owning outright, would be involved in almost all private enterprise especially big corporations. Stockholders and private owners had to accept this arrangement. It seemed to them a better alternative than what was happening in Russia. Eventually the corporations learned to accept the intertwinement and adhered to government policies. Today major corporations in the EU still adhere to that policy. Here in the US it should be noted that these corporations not only adhere to government rules, regulations and directives but in many instances ( ie Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Tesla) try to limit speech and modify employee attitudes and behavior in a politically correct manner. Every year there is less free capitalism in the US as the economy is mired in the swamp. Less freedom, less production of real wealth,less prosperity, less real social justice.


12 posted on 08/15/2017 1:35:29 PM PDT by allendale (.)
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To: Olog-hai

Yes, capitalism works, but it is rather unpleasant.

Socialism would be much nicer if it worked; unfortunately, it doesn’t.


13 posted on 08/15/2017 1:40:42 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: Olog-hai

Don’t worry about German opinion on anything; they have lost the will to exist as a people and will be departing the scene of history in a generation or two.


14 posted on 08/15/2017 1:48:03 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Government employees and welfare recipients are both net tax consumers. Often for life.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Yep...we made a huge mistake


15 posted on 08/15/2017 1:55:05 PM PDT by rrrod (just an old guy with a gun in his pocket.6l)
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To: Olog-hai
Nearly half of their current population, including Merkel and many of their bureaucrats, were raised under Soviet influence and educational systems.
16 posted on 08/15/2017 2:17:37 PM PDT by ricmc2175
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To: Olog-hai

People who want socialism really want slaves to do their work because they think that they themselves will be in the ruling class.


17 posted on 08/15/2017 2:27:20 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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The German gene pool was severely depleted because the enterprising liberty seeking freedom loving Germans emigrated to America

That, along with two world wars...

18 posted on 08/15/2017 2:29:43 PM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t believe this, or for that matter most studies that ask for opinions on economic matters. Most people here and in Germany couldn’t give you a good description of the difference between capitalism, socialism or communism. I have spent 50 years working with and for Germans. I lived there and have had many discussions on their system and ours. Theirs is more socialistic than ours, but that is because they started many of the welfare programs that exist. They have a history of living regulated lives going back to the middle ages. They accept that as a fact of life.

However when presented with entrepreneurial opportunity they jump at it. And they are good business people. I say individual capitalism is alive and well there.

Capitalism that is administered by the state is just as bad as any other state run system. Look at China.


19 posted on 08/15/2017 2:30:08 PM PDT by JeanLM (Obama proves melanin is just enough to win elections)
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Germany is always wrong.
-Dennis Prager


20 posted on 08/15/2017 2:33:14 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Biology is not bigotry.)
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