Japanese democracy

michael perelman michael at ecst.csuchico.edu
Fri Jul 17 16:26:39 PDT 1998

I found the AER paper fascinating, although I know virtually nothing about the subject. How solid is it, or at least the story that it tells?

Rosser Jr, John Barkley wrote:

> Let me note that there is a literature out there by
> Okazaki and others (a much weaker paper was in the May AER
> Papers and Proceedings) that argue that the crucial
> characteristics of the Japanese economy were established
> during WW II for worker morale building purposes, lifetime
> employment, and all that.
> This parallels the argument that French planners came
> outof the Vichy regime and the argument of Skidelsky that
> the Nazi Funk Plan was the origin of the EU structure.
> Barkley Rosser
> --
> Rosser Jr, John Barkley
> rosserjb at jmu.edu

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