Facts and Findings
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- In light of current challenges – particularly climate change, digitisation, globalisation and not least the COVID-19 pandemic – the Social Market Economy faces calls for renewal.
- The founding fathers of the Social Market Economy – particularly Alfred Müller-Armack – regarded the Social Market Economy as an evolving economic and social order that can and must constantly be adapted to current challenges.
- Even though the Social Market Economy could not account for present-day challenges at the time of its initiation, it is possible to derive policy recommenda- tions from its values and principles. Its detailed elabo- ration is part of a societal negotiation process.
- The Social Market Economy is capable of addressing economic and societal challenges. A renewal of the Social Market Economy is necessary in the sense of adapting the free regulatory framework – its values and principles are yet timeless.
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About this series
The series informs in a concentrated form about important positions of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung on current topics. The individual issues present key findings and recommendations, offer brief analyses, explain the Foundation's further plans and name KAS contact persons.