Imperial Germany And The Industrial Revolution

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The traditions of the German people, including the personnel of the civil service, are traditions of frugality and parsimony... and these are fortifed in this connection by a traditional loyalty of service to a master, to whom the civil servant stands in a relation of personal stewardship.
-from "Economic Policy of the Imperial State"

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Overview

OF INTEREST TO: students of economics, readers of European history

The traditions of the German people, including the personnel of the civil service, are traditions of frugality and parsimony... and these are fortifed in this connection by a traditional loyalty of service to a master, to whom the civil servant stands in a relation of personal stewardship.
-from "Economic Policy of the Imperial State"

One of the great thinkers of the early 20th century, American economist and sociologist THORSTEIN BUNDE VEBLEN (1857-1929) is best remembered for coining the phrase "conspicuous consumption" and, in this 1915 work, explaining how the stage was set for something like the Third Reich in Germany decades before its appearance.

Veblen describes:

. how the pagan past of the Germans gave rise to their modern character
. how Germany's appropriation of industrial technology limited its cultural growth
. how a medieval perspective endured in Germany into its imperial era
. how the dominance of Prussia impacted Germany as a whole
. and more.

ALSO FROM COSIMO: Veblen's The Vested Interests and the Common Man, The Theory of Business Enterprise, and An Inquiry into the Nature of Peace and the Terms of Its Perpetuation

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  • ISBN-13: 9781596058828
  • Publisher: Cosimo
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

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CHAPTER III The Dynastic State What befell the Germanic peoples through the ages '',, that lie between prehistoric paganism and the late-modern period, whether within their ancient habitat on the Baltic seaboard, or abroad in those seats of conquest and immigration that have since come to be spoken of as the Fatherland, — all that does not concern this inquiry. Just as the particular fortunes of these peoples in prehistoric antiquity have also no interest in this connection, except as the recital may serve to show what is the hereditary racial bent of this population that so lived and thrived under that archaic state of culture. That they did so live and thrive goes to prove that that archaic culture, and the state of the industrial arts in which it was grounded, were suited to their temperamental bent. This hereditary type of human nature, so shown in the working-out of this characteristic culture of pagan antiquity, is of interest in this connection because it is the same human nature with which these peoples today go to their work of getting a living under the conditions offered by the technology of today. A summary paragraph in the way of a conspectus may therefore be in place. By and large, all these north- European peoples that live within the climatic region of the Baltic-North Sea littoral are of one racial complexion, irrespective of language or nationality. They are all of a composite derivation, a hybrid population made up of some three (or more) racial stocks, with minor contingents thrown in sporadically; the composition of this population varying only by negligible differences from west to east, and varying north and south after a systematic fashion, in respectof the relative proportion in which the several racial constituents enter in the hybrid mixture,—...
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