We can’t all be Germany

Some interesting thoughts on what drives Germany’s apparent success.

The article does understate the problem that Germany’s success is significantly export driven – not everyone can export for obvious reasons.

Also, the author notes that consumption has grown more slowly than economic growth without understanding that is exactly the source of an export-encouraged boom. Growth in consumption will also grow imports!

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