Rainer Zitelmann

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Friday, 5 July 2019

Ursula von der Leyen - A total failure as Germany’s minister of defence

The 28 EU heads of state this week chose Ursula von der Leyen as the new EU Commission President. She …

By Rainer Zitelmann

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Germany’s rental housing sector is being transformed into a planned economy

Germany’s publicly traded real estate companies (Deutsche Wohnen, Vonovia, ADO and others) have come under massive pressure in recent weeks. …

By Rainer Zitelmann

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

No, the rich don’t get rich at the expense of the poor

Many people seem to believe that the rich only become rich at the expense of others. This world view is …

By Rainer Zitelmann

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Germany is marching towards socialism

When I published my book “The Power of Capitalism”, the most common objection raised in the ensuing discussion was that …

By Rainer Zitelmann

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Chinese capitalist growth happened in spite of the state not because of it

At the end of the 1950s, 45 million Chinese died as a result of the greatest socialist experiment in history, …

By Rainer Zitelmann