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Heste wrote:They nationalized just about everything
jaakko wrote:Bullshit. The reality was quite the opposite and a proper war-management of the economy wasn't introduced before 1942.
I was just talking with a friend on business ethics and she was complaining about her Jewish profs overuse of the Holocaust in examples of ethics, anyways we got to talking about the Holocaust and businesses that profited from the Holocaust. Her stance was that its business and mine's was that we're human not robots and ethics counts. She said at the end of the day its money that counts and no one pulled their business out of Nazi-Germany till the Germans began to become unpopular abroad and even then they masked their business like Coca-Cola with Fanta. So did any multinational pull out of Nazi Germany but not due to PR?
Dave wrote:The reality wasn't exactly "quite the opposite"
the expropriation of Junkers & Co. or the formation of Reichswerke Hermann GÃ¶ring.
NYYS wrote:you're right, it was a rampant free market, which means that if you support capitalism you support hitler.
jaakko wrote:As I said, the reality was "quite" the opposite of "nazis nationalising just about everything".
jaakko wrote:Contrast that to the Nazi privatizations,
jaakko wrote: or the expansion of the public sector witnessed in the other developed capitalist countries.
jaakko wrote: Either way, the private-public composition of the Nazi economy was nothing extraordinary compared to the variations seen under liberal-parliamentarian forms of government.
Coca-Cola is one of them, they weren't working for the Nazis.o.0
Dave wrote:No, quite the opposite would be privatizing everything.
That image was painted largely by the West German government following the war, which sought to distinguish itself from the Nazi regime despite there be a fair degree of continuity in policy.
jaakko wrote:"The Great Depression spurred State ownership in Western capitalist countries. Germany was no exception; the last governments of the Weimar Republic took over firms in diverse sectors. Later, the Nazi regime transferred public ownership and public services to the private sector. In doing so, they went against the mainstream trends in the Western capitalist countries, none of which systematically reprivatized firms during the 1930s. Privatization in Nazi Germany was also unique in transferring to private hands the delivery of public services previously provided by government."
Against the mainstream: Nazi privatization in 1930s Germany
jaakko wrote:In FRG there really wasn't a systematic academic research of the economic base of the Nazi regime despite the abundance of first-hand archival material, which one can assume was no less than what the GDR historians had at hand.
I don't really buy the argument that Hitler was a pawn of big business
albionfagan wrote:You can have nationalisation without a planned economy
I don't really buy the argument that Hitler was a pawn of big business, it's too easy.
Nazi Germany was no Capitalist haven
the Nazi's were constantly interfering and there was a quasi-corporatist system brought in.
BUT there was a general direction the Nazis pushed for; war.
Obviously some business benefitted, but not all.
Anyway, just look at the Nazis attempts to destroy department stores, big corporations.
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