Az ordoliberális iskola palackpostája : a piacgazdaság eszméje egykor és ma

Tóth Tihamér: Az ordoliberális iskola palackpostája : a piacgazdaság eszméje egykor és ma. In: Acta Universitatis Szegediensis : acta juridica et politica, (73) 1-64. pp. 877-889. (2010)

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This article serves two objectives: to give an overview about the Freiburg-born „Ordoliberalism", a theory of economic thought which inspired the politicans of the German post world war „Wirtschaftwunder" and also to emphasize some lessons which could still be used in our present globalized economy. The paper deals with the most important scholars of this partly neoliberal, partly Christian econoomic and social philosophy, like Eucken, Böhm and Röpke and outlines its implications for competition policy in Germany and the European Communities. Ordoliberlism positioned itself as a „third way" between lassez-faire liberlism of the XIX. Century and the centrally planned socialism. It emphasized the basic value of personal and economic freedom as the basis of a well functioning market economy. Market power was seen as the evil: the state should do its best to avoid the creation of such quasi monopolies or at least to set up special rules for their market behaviour. Competition was seen not simply as a tool or an incentive to achieve positive market outcomes but as a value, an instrument to eliminate or deprivate market power (Entmachtungsinstrument). Most representatives of the school agreed with the social teaching of the Chatolic Church at that time. They realized that market economies do not necessarily create a moral order, quite the contrary: moral order is a prerequisite of socially sensitive market economies. Despite that, ordoliberal economists and lawyers were not fans of the that welfare type of state which we have today. They predicted that excessive state responsibilites require excessive budget which will involve the limitation of private enterpreneural freedom. The state should play only a limited role, to provide the framework in which individuals and companies can fulfil their social functions as well.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta Universitatis Szegediensis : acta juridica et politica
Date: 2010
Volume: 73
Number: 1-64
ISSN: 0324-6523
Page Range: pp. 877-889
Language: Hungarian, English
Publisher: Szegedi Tudományegyetem Állam- és Jogtudományi Karának tudományos bizottsága
Place of Publication: Szeged
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Gazdaságpolitika - 19-20. sz.
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 888. p. és a lábjegyzetekben ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 05. Social sciences
05. Social sciences > 05.06. Political science
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 15. 11:11
Last Modified: 2023. Nov. 14. 14:11

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