The European Economy Since World War II and Beyond

Via CaryGEE,

Sheri Berman, of political science fame at Barnard College,

captivates our attention with a New York Times book review
of axe-bearing Berkeley economist Barry Eichengreen’s

The European Economy since 1945: Coordinated Capitalism and Beyond“.

It is definitely a book which we are adding to our reading list, and not because we share with Eichengreen the experience of once having been a Fellow in Kiel, Germany.

We live in Europe and can applaud whole-heartedly Eichengreen’s correct observation that capitalism alone is not enough to run a successful and effective capitalist system – you also have to have the modern institutions required to run such a system – and these are often sorely lacking in many parts of Europe.

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