Shocking research on continental European economics teaching

January 8, 2008

A recent article in the Financial Times showed that French and German schoolbooks demonize enterprise. As the article put it:

“Students learn that companies destroy jobs, while government policy creates them. Globalization is destructive, if not catastrophic. Business is a zero-sum game. If this is the belief system within which most students develop intellectually, is it any wonder French and German reformers are so easily shouted down?”

You can read the full article at:
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3f03314e-bd3e-11dc-b7e6-0000779fd2ac.html

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