2 thoughts on “We need a post-Corona Ludwig Erhard”

  1. Posted 16/05/2020 at 10:57 | Permalink

    Well we haven’t got an Erhard. The closest we have got is a Greta Thunberg and her disciples. So we’re ……

  2. Posted 17/05/2020 at 09:57 | Permalink

    Agree with the thrust of this and particularly supply side reforms. It will be intriguing to see what happens to productivity, boosting which was the key to Erhard’s economic recovery of West Germany. Will zombie firms disappear (or be rescued by government intervention). Note the big hit to the hospitality industries (low productivity jobs), but will high productivity sectors take a similar hit or will they too boost productivity by shedding low productivity jobs and capital on their margins ?

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