Expanding state

Expanding state
A trend toward increased government influence in economies and personal life is curbing growth, and freedom, in many Western countries. The outsized role of government results in misplaced incentives, overregulation – which restrains markets and competition – and irresponsible budgetary policies. It leads to planned economies and principalist, authoritarian, centralist and also socialist policies. As history shows, such governments inevitably fail in the end.

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Picture of Angela Merkel leaving Germany’s federal parliament Bundestag as her last term in office approaches its end

The economic legacy of Chancellor Angela Merkel

How good was Angela Merkel’s long leadership for Germany’s economy? How much added value have the enterprises of Europe’s powerhouse industry been able to generate under the chancellor’s policies? How has the labor force fared? Was her stewardship of the state finances responsible? The record shows successes and unaddressed structural challenges.

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