What Are the Secrets of the German Economy — and Should We Steal Them?

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Season 7, Episode 8

This week on Freakonomics Radiosmart government policies, good industrial relations, and high-end products have helped German manufacturing beat back the threats of globalization. But how did “the sick man of Europe” turn into the economic stud we see today?

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