An unfulfilled profession Walther Rathenaus: "We stand at the grave of the big capitalist epoch. High capitalism is over, not capital. This will all survive for a long time, whether as state or personal capital. But high capitalism as a world movement - though it has not yet reached its highest peak in the West - is a deceased colossus. We can give him his eulogy ... " >> read more

In the summer 1919, Walther Rathenau wrote me a contribution for my series published by Eugen Diederichs in Jena, which he called "Autonomous Economy". It has been his last and most radical economic writing; he demanded in it no more and no less than the abolition of the "entrepreneur". His party, which he was about to turn his back on, rejected this heresy indignantly and afterwards hushed the booklet tactfully ... >> read more