Rainer Zitelmann

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Monday, 22 February 2021

New study shows that more money does make you happier

“Money can’t buy happiness” and “It’s better to be poor and healthy than to be rich and sick” are just two sayings people …

By Rainer Zitelmann

Monday, 1 February 2021

It's not the first time Ursula von der Leyen has made a complete mess of things

Ursula von der Leyen, the EU Commission President, is increasingly coming under fire as anger grows over the EU’s botched …

By Rainer Zitelmann

Monday, 18 January 2021

Do Americans still believe in capitalism?

Is anti-capitalist sentiment on the rise in the United States? A number of polls in recent years have certainly suggested …

By Rainer Zitelmann

Saturday, 12 December 2020

What role did the United States and capitalism play in Hitler’s world view?

After seizing power, Hitler’s first target was the communist party. He promised to “liberate Germany from Marxism” and later attacked …

By Rainer Zitelmann

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 …

By Rainer Zitelmann

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 …

By Rainer Zitelmann

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 …

By Rainer Zitelmann

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 …

By Rainer Zitelmann