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    Lightbulb Rationalisation: Third Reich's Social History and Economic Policy?

    I am reading a book on the Third Reich's social history and in the chapter describing the Weimar Republic it is mentioned that the German economy underwent a process of RATIONALISATION. What is Rationalisation?

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    Post Your Economic Policy position

    What are your beliefs related to the ideal Economic Policy?

    I believe in Private Property, and I also believe that the state should intervene in the economy to ensure that Private Enterprise is not of detriment to the Nation as a collective (Protecting Worker's rights, and Environmental Laws for example).

    The main concern of the state is to ensure that economically all citizens who are productive for the nation are granted a decent livelihood through wages or social benefits (although there should not be a heavy reliance on social benefits, the main concern of the state, must always be to create employment for its citizens).

    What is your opinion when Economics is in question?

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    I agree. If the state keeps its nose out of business, business will flourish. But it is the citizens right to fair bargaining and representation. Industry and its workers should get together to create for the good of the nation, like it used to be in the US until Uncle Izzy and his kikes got here.

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    Post Re: Your Economic Policy position

    Originally posted by Nazzjonalista
    What are your beliefs related to the ideal Economic Policy?
    I believe in Private Property, and I also believe that the state should intervene in the economy to ensure that Private Enterprise is not of detriment to the Nation as a collective (Protecting Worker's rights, and Environmental Laws for example).
    The main concern of the state is to ensure that economically all citizens who are productive for the nation are granted a decent livelihood through wages or social benefits (although there should not be a heavy reliance on social benefits, the main concern of the state, must always be to create employment for its citizens).
    What is your opinion when Economics is in question?
    Private property is the only foundation of individual initiative, kill it and no one will ever do more than they absolutely have to. However, it should be realized that we are living in a condominium called Earth. Water rights are an obvious example of resources that no individual can be allowed to hog. Land is often overlooked in this regard, however.
    Also, transportation, like railways, should be nationalized.

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    I would assume they are referring to the effect of one entity consuming other entities.

    There are 5 blacksmiths who employ 25 smiths. One of the smiths more enterprising than the rest decides to buy the other smiths' business. Now there is only 1 smith employing 16 smiths because 4 retired and 5 were sacked for "economies of scale".

    Thus you have a "rationalisation" of that industry. Rationalisation normally results in a loss of jobs.

    If anyone wishes to correct my economics feel free as University was a long time ago.

    Cheers.

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    So basically Rationalisation results from Competition and the elimination from the Market of the inferior business organisation by the superior business organisation?

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    In a word "yes".

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    i am the opposite of a neo-conservative in economics. they beleive in privatisation wherever possible, i belive in nationalisation wherever possible. certain industries need private initiative to expland, but i would still impose strict wage regulations. i would privatise all state owned companies that weren't doing well, then re-nationalise them at a later date. i also beleive in worker self managment wherever possible like in Titos Yugoslavia. essentially though, i am a die hard of the centrally planned economy.

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    @Dzerzhinsky

    I personally believe that centralisation in Economics is to be existant only in essential services to the whole public, such as health, education, water and electricity, etc. I also believe that the State should own non-essential businesses to gain profit as if a privately-owned business, this is to increase Statal revenues.

    What benefits do you see in a centrally-planned economy, and how can economic central-planning function efficiently?

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    the benefits of a centrally planned economy are:
    1-fully employed workforce
    2 much more democratic, not just one boss at the top giving orders. more worker control.
    3- redistribution of wealth. the government knows who is making the most money for them and working hardest because it controls the finances. this will stop situations like in america, where a basketball player who contributes virtually nothing and gets paid monstrous amounts compared with a hard working oil worker who gets paid nowhere near enough. basically, the more you serve your state, the more you get paid, but not massive gaps in salarys.
    4-strong state. the USSR with a GDP nowhere near that of USA was able to compete militarily because the state decides where the money goes. because the state gets revenues from almost everything, it becomes rich. this can go too far and turn into state capitalism though.
    5- industrialisation. because the state determines what the country needs, the planned eonomy is a great way of industrialising a developed country. new towns come up like in USSR. this was because the emphasis was on heavy industry.
    6- lack of corruption. although this does happen in planned economies (see:brezhnev), it is less likely to happen because of the democratic process. the corruption in the USSR was governmental favouritism, not economic corruption (which was punishable by death).

    how could this be made to work? well it did work in the USSR for some years until Gorbachev sold off land and privatised companies. it didn't work as well as it could because russia wasn't really advanced enough. it could be made to work in advanced countries but will probobly never get the chance. it worked quite well in DDR and it worked extrmemly well in Hungary where many industries are still state owned and the communst party (or socialist as they are now known) still holds power.

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