How Germany become richer than Britain
At the beginning, I dont know how Germany who lost the World War II become 3th (after US and Japan) or 4th (after China). However, when I read, I found the information is vary from:
- Marshall Plan, Germany got more money
- Post War, Germany has better machine (better manufacture capability)
- They are better in service industry (utilities, transportation, energy usage), Broadberry, 1998
- They are actually better in the past
The answer 1,2 and 4 is popular answer from Quora.
It should be a reminder for me that any, there are million ways of interpretation of social sciences.
Historical interpretation is challenging, just like the rice markets in Indonesia as of period 1920-2006.
- Broadberry, How Did the United States and Germany Overtake Britain? A Sectoral Analysis of Comparative Productivity Levels, 1870-1990
- Unity or diversity? On the integration and efficiency of rice markets in Indonesia, c. 1920–2006