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Wilhelm Roepke (1899–1966)

Forfatter af A Humane Economy: The Social Framework of the Free Market

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Værker af Wilhelm Roepke

Economics of the Free Society (1963) 30 eksemplarer
Against the tide (1969) 21 eksemplarer
The German Question (2008) 14 eksemplarer
Crises and Cycles (2007) 12 eksemplarer
Welfare, freedom, and inflation (1957) 8 eksemplarer
Mass und Mitte 2 eksemplarer
Marktwirtschaft ist nicht genug (2009) 2 eksemplarer
A Humane Economy 1 eksemplar
Against the Tide 1 eksemplar
Scritti liberali 1 eksemplar
What's Wrong With the World? (1932) 1 eksemplar
La crise de notre temps (1962) 1 eksemplar

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Modern Age: The First Twenty-Five Years (1810) — Bidragyder — 53 eksemplarer

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Juridisk navn
Roepke, Wilhelm Theodor
Fødselsdato
1899-10-10
Dødsdag
1966-04-05
Begravelsessted
Geneva, Switzerland
Køn
male
Nationalitet
Switzerland
Germany
Fødested
Schwarmstedt, Germany
Dødssted
Geneva, Switzerland
Bopæl
Schwarmstadt, Germany (birth)
Istanbul, Turkey
Geneva, Switzerland
Uddannelse
University of Marburg (Dr.rer.pol|1921)
University of Marburg (Habilitation|1922)
Erhverv
soldier
professor
economist
government advisor
historian
Organisationer
German Army (World War I)
Mont Pelerin Society
American Economic Association
Swiss Economic Association
Royal Economic Society
Institut de France (vis alle 7)
Institute of International Studies, Geneva
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Iron Cross (World War 1)
Grand Cross of Merit of Federal Republic of Germany
Columbia University (DLitt|1954)
University of Geneva (Dr. es Sciences Politiques|1959)
Willibald Pirckheimer Medal (1962)
Kort biografi
Roepke was an economics professor fluent in German, French, English, Italian, and Latin, and had a reading knowledge of Spanish and Dutch. He traveled in the United States, South America, Far East, and Africa. A proponent of "third way" economics, Roepke advised the Chancellor of West Germany, Konrad Adenauer, and his Minister of Economics, Ludwig Erhard, and was influential in Germany's post-World War II economic recovery.

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Much of this book is beautifully written --Ropke (even in translation) has a vivid and sympathetic style that reminds me of Chesterton. However, I bought the book because it was supposed to be a brilliant defense of the ethics of a free market economy -- that the free market not only works, but is ethically preferable to even fully democratic socialism. Frankly, I simply did not find that here. Ropke is credited with much of the West German economic recovery, but the first 150 pages (out of 261) are nostalgic praise of a pre-industrial economy. It reminds me more of Small Is Beautiful than, say, Milton Friedman. Ropke's ideal seems to be a simple agrarian society with a low technological level. He speaks of a painting of a farm with a horse and says it would not be so pretty with a tractor. No doubt that is true, but no-one is seriously suggesting that modern farms go back to horses. It may well be that much of German agriculture was still horse-powered up to World War II, and I suppose Ropke may have grown up with that life, but it does not fit the Germany of Volkswagens and BMWs when he was writing in the 1960s. He laments the "proletarianization" of the industrial workforce, but he has no serious suggestion for how to move industry back to small-scale independent factories. After page 150, he moves into a serious critique of the welfare state, arguing that it includes built-in inflation, which may well be true, though very few economists (even conservatives) are serious "hard money" theorists nowadays, and politically I suspect hard money is impossible even if it is desirable. He also criticizes the "monopoly" position of labor unions, but given the collapse of unions in the US and Britain since he wrote, that does not seem very relevant either He says he is writing to convince sincere Christian socialists that the free market is morally preferable to the welfare state, but he says almost nothing about the application of Christian ethics to business. Personally, I am not a socialist, but if I were, I do not think this book would convert me.… (mere)
 
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antiquary | May 22, 2018 |
„Plädoyer für eine westdeutsche Bundesstaatsgründung, die den 1866 mit der ‚Verpreußung‘ eingeschlagenen Irrweg aufgibt und in die sich neu bildende ‚Atlantic Community‘ einfügt. ‚Es ist in der Tag zu hoffen, daß dieses föderative Westdeutschland, das nunmehr bis zur Klärung des russischen Problems völlig von Preußen getrennt wäre und den wichtigsten und größten Teil Deutschlands ausmacht, bald in die ‚Atlantische Gemeinschaft‘ aufgenommen würde, falls sich dieser auf der Gemeinsamkeit der Überlieferung, der geographischen Lage und der politisch-wirtschaftlichen Interessen beruhende Staatenverband trotz der starken kommunistischen Strömungen in Wessteuropa verwirklichen ließe.‘ (S.250)“
Quelle: Cobet, Christoph [Hrsg.]: Deutschlands Erneuerung : 1945 - 1950 ; [bio-bibliogr. Dokumentation mit 433 Texten] / [Christoph Cobet]. Frankfurt am Main : Antiquariat Cobet 1985
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reisszwecke | Apr 1, 2015 |

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