Social market economy.

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    Germany's social market economy would qualify as 'socialism' to many Teapublicans as they have line-workers on their Board's of Directors by government mandate. Germany doesn't voluntarily export jobs like the U.S. does either even though their labor costs are high too.
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    They don't have any "right-to-work" (sweat-shop) states either LOL

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    I buy from two German companies and I can say with 100% assurance they are capitalist and are interested in making money as much as anyone is.
    What is different - is Germany doesn't have a guilt complex and act in direct opposition to their best interest - this is true in a local sense and global.
    German people look out for German interest.
    Americans are interested in themselves, they couldn't care less where a product comes from if it is cheaper all the while asking where are the jobs?
    We do not act in our own best interest - in fact Americans individually and collectivity act in direct contrast to their best interest - DAILY.
     
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    Correlation is not causation.

    Also, let us compare German real GDP growth rates with the US.

    Since 1980, the US on average has outperformed the Germany economy. In 2009, the German economy had nearly -6% growth, more than two times worse than the United States.
    http://www.indexmundi.com/germany/gdp_real_growth_rate.html
    http://www.indexmundi.com/united_states/gdp_real_growth_rate.html

    In 2010, the Germany economy barely performed better than the United States. And you make it seem like therefore a more socialist economy is desirable? In Germany there is a tea party movement as well, called Wutburger. It is even bigger than the one in the United States.
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    Two reasons they could be considered anemic is because they're tied to the $, as are the Chinese, and they are beholden to the EU. Their luxury market is going gang-busters however thanks, in no small part to the Republicans doing what they do best, sheltering the rich ;) :clap2:
     
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    This is true. Globalism has contributed to every business having to compete w/ countries that have workers who may make $2/day so the outsourcing rages.
    That is partly because they are a member of the EU currency and had to take part in the economic rescuing of Itally, Greece, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, etc...
     
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    Germany has a very low per capita income compared to the USA, and lets not forget our $ 1trillion in yearly poverty programs is designed to breed a voting constituency for Democrats rather than get people back to work and off the dole.

    Also, lets not forget Germans are relatively productive for old world Europeans as a matter of culture. Thats why the EU in general can't copy them depite being neighbors with identical social philosophies.

    In any case the USA is far superior because it is more Republican capitalist.




    CIA Fact book:
    10 United States $47,400 2010 est.
    11 Hong Kong $45,600 2010 est.
    12 Andorra $44,900 2008
    13 Guernsey $44,600 2005
    14 Cayman Islands $43,800 2004 est.
    15 Switzerland $42,900 2010 est.
    16 San Marino $41,900 2007
    17 Australia $41,300 2010 est.
    18 Netherlands $40,500 2010 est.
    19 Bahrain $40,400 2010 est.
    20 Austria $40,300 2010 est.
    21 United Arab Emirates $40,200 2010 est.
    22 Canada $39,600 2010 est.
    23 Sweden $39,000 2010 est.
    24 British Virgin Islands $38,500 2004 est.
    25 Iceland $38,400 2010 est.
    25 Gibraltar $38,400 2006 est.
    26 Equatorial Guinea $37,900 2010 est.
    26 Belgium $37,900 2010 est.
    27 Ireland $37,600 2010 est.
    28 Denmark $37,000 2010 est.
    29 Germany $35,900 2010 est.
    38 European Union $32,900 2010 est.
     
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    r those GDP's? The operative word being "product"? What does the U.S. make besides agricultural products (w/subsidies ;-) and weaponry? > 1/2 of what the U.S. now does is "service" related, meaning- shuffle papers on Wall St and run hotels.
     
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