The migrant crisis is dividing Germany all over again – The Washington Post

This is a powerful article

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from the Washington Post arguing that attitudes about migrants and refugees in Germany are more tolerant in the country’s western region than in the former communist east.

Source: The migrant crisis is dividing Germany all over again – The Washington Post

It’s a balanced article but it highlights the extremes of opinion. With no effective European policy to address immigration, it’s likely that tensions in Germany will continue to increase.

Thoughts?

Ordoliberalism, Neoliberalism and Economics – Simon Wren-Lewis – Mainly Macro

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This is an excellent, short article by leading Oxford economist, Simon Wren-Lewis. Check it out!

via mainly macro: Ordoliberalism, Neoliberalism and Economics.

Simon comes to the defense of the German School of Economics, which is very much in the news. Traditional neoliberalism has been widely criticized as naked capitalism without controls. It’s suggested that the German model (ordoliberalism) offers the controls. So perhaps Germany is right?

Thoughts?