Van Hook, James C.

Rebuilding Germany : The Creation of the Social Market Economy, 1945-1957 - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004. - 1 online resource (330 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Planning for Reconstruction; 2 The Future of the Ruhr; 3 High Hopes and Disappointment: The SPD and the Planning Regime, 1945-47; 4 Ludwig Erhard, the CDU, and the Free Market; 5 Free Markets, Investment, and the Ruhr; 6 The Social Market Economy and Competition; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index

Rebuilding Germany examines the 1948 West German economic reforms that dismantled the Nazi command economy and ushered in the fabled 'economic miracle'. Known as the social market economy, these economic policies attempted to demonstrate that a free market could better achieve essential social ends than socialism itself.

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Free enterprise.
Germany (West) -- Economic conditions.
Germany (West) -- Economic policy.
Germany (West) -- Social policy.
United States --Foreign relations -- Germany (West).


Electronic books.

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