The Economic Miracle

Dr Oliver Hartwich
The Common Room
15 January, 2023

In May 1945, Prime Minister Winston Churchill led Britain to victory. He was celebrated as a hero, but only two months later, the Brits elected a new Parliament and a new Prime Minister, Clement Attlee. Attlee promised to rebuild the country by taking control of the British economy, but it was a disaster. Over in West Germany, they took a different approach and managed an economic miracle. Join Dr Oliver Hartwich, Executive Director of The New Zealand Initiative, explains why this history is relevant to New Zealand today.

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