There is a frightening ignorance of macro-economic realities and an over-reliance of micro-economics in the VET System.
Not everyone subscribes to the winner takes all philosophy.
Germany, for example, has taken a much more circumspect approach. Over the last 25 years, the social market economy has offered a genuine alternative to the Anglo-centric infatuation with liberalisation.
Reunification provided Germany with a real-life experiment in the balancing of social and economic goals; and Enquete Commission’s study on growth, prosperity and quality of life betrays a genuine desire to engage in alternative visions of social progress.
Enquete-Commission “Growth, Prosperity and Quality of Life”
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