Rainer Zitelmann

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Tuesday, 24 November 2020

China’s capitalists push ahead as protectionism gains ground in the West

China and another fourteen countries in the Asia-Pacific region signed one of the biggest free trade agreements in history to …

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Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Why are we not willing to learn lessons about coronavirus strategy from Asia?

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and …

By Rainer Zitelmann

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

What will Donald Trump do after his presidency is over?

Even if Trump and many of his followers do not want to believe it right now, following Joe Biden’s projected …

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Thursday, 16 July 2020

Germany is proof that Europe needs more capitalism, not less

The coronavirus pandemic is not the reason for France’s and Italy’s current poor economic health, it simply exposes pre-existing conditions …

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Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Germany’s left-wing political parties are exploiting coronavirus crisis to push their political agenda

Germany has three major left-wing parties – the SPD, the Left, and the Greens. Each of them has declared that …

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Thursday, 16 January 2020

Socialism is celebrating a comeback

When I started writing my book “The Power of Capitalism”, one main objection I often heard was, “Why this book? …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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