Facing the Future: Germany Breaking New Ground

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Facing the Future: Germany Breaking New Ground

By Lothar Späth
Springer-Verlag, 1986
196 pp.

In a manner unusual for officeholders, the minister-president of the West German state of Baden-Württemberg delves deeply into the economic, social and political implications of creating an "information society." He sees Germany as lagging and argues in some detail for the kinds of changes he thinks necessary. They touch on almost everything, including labor relations, macroeconomic policies, education and infrastructure. Though a strong advocate of private enterprise, he sees a crucial and complex place for governments in these processes, which involve changes in values as well as structures.

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