From Economic Miracle to Standort Deutschland: Exchanging Economic Metaphors in the Federal Republic of Germany

in German Politics and Society
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  • 1 Fitchburg State College
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The history of the Federal Republic of Germany is closely connected with economic achievement. Enjoying a striking economic recovery in the 1950s, the FRG became the home of the “economic miracle.” Maturing into one of the most powerful economies in the world, it became known as the “German model” by the 1970s. Now, however, the chief metaphor for the German economy is “Standort Deutschland,” and therein lies the tale of the new German problem.

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