Siegfried Herzog analyzes Germany’s ingredients
for competitiveness as well as its disadvantages. He
weighs the benefits of its dual system of education,
the relationship between its trade unions and employers,
its financing system and its efficient bureaucracy against
the weaknesses of its high labor costs and greatly regulated
Competitiveness: Lessons from Germany
He then draws from these lessons for the Philippines.
He points out that though there are no quick fixes,
the key is to get the basics right: improvement of
education, capitalization on local traditions and
skills, clear definition and protection of property
rights and development of infrastructures.
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The music is provided by Dieter
Bachmann and Leroy Anderson.
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