Mit Freiheit und Werten zu Wohlstand 978-3-16-153616-8 - Mohr Siebeck
Economics

Kaspar Villiger

Mit Freiheit und Werten zu Wohlstand

Zwölf Thesen eines Pendlers zwischen Wirtschaft und Politik

[With Liberty and Values to Prosperity. Twelve Theses of a Commuter between Economy and Politics.]

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Why does the state not only need the market economy, but the market economy also the state? How does prosperity originate? In 12 theses, Kaspar Villiger gives a summary of his 46 years as a businessman, a member of the administrative board of global groups, minister of defence and finance as well as president of the Swiss confederation, searching for answers to these and other questions.
Why does the state not only need the market economy, but the market economy also the state? Why do laws often impact us differently than the lawmaker expects? How does prosperity originate? In 12 theses, Kaspar Villiger gives a summary of his 46 years as a businessman, a member of the administrative board of global groups, minister of defence and finance as well as president of the Swiss confederation, searching for answers to these and other questions. He questions why the economy should also let itself be guided by ethical criteria and how federalism should be structured so that each of the member states accepts its own responsibility. He also analyzes why democracies need a commitment to certain rules of conduct to avoid getting bogged down in debt. In doing so, Villiger substantiates the knowledge based on his own experience with the insights provided by modern economics. His thoughts are a passionate plea for a free social order.
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Kaspar Villiger Geboren 1941; 1966 Diplomingenieur ETH; 1989–2003 Bundesrat (zuerst Verteidigungsminister, dann Finanzminister); 1995 & 2002 Bundespräsident; 2004–09 Verwaltungsrat Nestlé, Swiss Re und Neue Zürcher Zeitung; 2009–12 Verwaltungsratspräsident UBS; 2004 Ehrendoktorwürde der Universität Luzern; seit 2009 Chairman der UBS Foundation of Economics in Society.

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In: Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag — 30. August 2015, S. 18 (BamS) (Urs Rauber)