Keith Rankin’s File

This is a periodically updated file created and maintained by Keith Rankin, a researcher at Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. There are pages for each year between 2006 and 2013, an academic page on papers going back to the early 1990s; a media page of published articles going back to the mid-1990s; a graphs and charts page going back to the mid-1960s, many taken from media and statistical sources, and much more. The website is worth exploring by anyone interested in issues relevant to ordoliberalism.

The relationship between ordoliberalism and the work of Karl Polanyi, a Jewish Hungarian from Budapest is a curious gap in the political economy literature. It is little researched and much work remains to be done on it.

See also the Wikipedia page on Ordoliberalism:

“Ordoliberal theory holds that the state must create a proper legal environment for the economy and maintain a healthy level of competition (rather than just “exchange”) through measures that adhere to market principles. This is the foundation of its legitimacy. The concern is that, if the state does not take active measures to foster competition, firms with monopoly (or oligopoly) power will emerge, which will not only subvert the advantages offered by the market economy, but also possibly undermine good government, since strong economic power can be transformed into political power”

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