Shocking research on continental European economics teaching

January 8, 2008     ·      1 min read     · 

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?”

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