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Elliot Temple on February 20, 2020

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Interesting history video about Hitler's economic ideas

This is an interesting history video about Hitler's economic ideas and why he started WW2:


oh my god it's turpentine at 10:14 AM on May 6, 2020 | #16486 | reply | quote

Yeah, interesting. The guy needs to read *Omniscient Government* by Mises though.

Video seems unaware of the anti-liberal, anti-trade policies of e.g. industrial western European countries like U.K. and France. Which Mises talks about a bit, but which I don't know about in much historical detail.

At the end the video blames Hitler for being bad at economics and not understanding free trade. Which is true but misleading because the rest of Europe, and more or less the whole world, also didn't understand economics and free trade either. And the hostility of other countries to free trade was a highly relevant factor in how viable free trade looked to Hitler (and to everyone else).

curi at 1:15 PM on May 6, 2020 | #16489 | reply | quote

I liked the attitude/approach of the video #16486 linked, where the guy actually tries to understand what Hitler thought and why in detail. i also appreciated the extensive quotations, including from a book I didn't even know existed


Anonymous at 2:17 PM on May 8, 2020 | #16494 | reply | quote

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