Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
TG, your article has been on my radar to read awhile now...and as always, really respect your writing. So I see a very successful coalition between management and labor, the results of which has the best exports in the world, with a very good social safety net. And this, despite the fact that (at least as I've been told), that the Germans not only had to deal with WWII reparations, but have also had to deal with the costs of integrating East Germany. And STILL are THE most productive exporter in the world...that, oh by the way, pays its workers the best. So, of course, you now have me hooked to go and read the next part...which I do with trepidation.

By the way, I think we will very soon need to put together a German mega-diary, that kind of summarizes all the recent diaries on this subject, so we can try to get some kind of overview of Germany, where it is, and where it is going (or could).

Thanks again for your informative work!!

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia

by whataboutbob on Wed Jul 20th, 2005 at 01:20:35 PM EST

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