Initiative Neue Soziale Marktwirtschaft

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The Initiative Neue Soziale Marktwirtschaft (INSM) - New Social Free Market Initiative - is a neoliberal German think tank and advocacy organization with headquarters in Berlin that was founded in 2000 by the employers' organization Gesamtmetall.[1] Through professional communication, the INSM tries to create a favorable climate for free-market economic reforms, and entrepreneurship, emphasizing individual responsibility and competitiveness.[2] Known economic and political experts closely associated with the INSM and serving as "INSM-embassadors" include Roland Berger, Arend Oetker, Hans Tietmeyer, Wolfgang Clement, Paul Kirchhof, Oswald Metzger, Silvana Koch-Mehrin, and others.[3][2][4] The "brand" INSM was created by Scholz & Friends from which the INSM still receives strategic input.[2] INSM has partnered with print media like Wirtschaftswoche Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Die Welt, Handelsblatt but also influences the guest choice for political talkshows[3]; it tries to reach political audience is reached via influence on TV-series scripts, and to reach young people via content in MTV.[5][2]

Climate Change Campaign[edit]

In July 2019, the organisation launched a campaign to redefine how climate change should be tackled.[6] Their campaign is premised upon 12 so-called facts, arguing essentially that Germany is already doing its share, and that limiting temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius will be sufficient. . These have been analysed by Volker Quaschning, focussing on the orientation of the statement toward preservation of German national industry. [7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Pühringer, Stephan; Ötsch, Walter O. (2017). "Right-wing populism and market-fundamentalism: Two mutually reinforcing threats to democracy in the 21st century - ICAE Working Paper Series" (PDF). ICAE.
  2. ^ a b c d Speth, Rudolf (2004). "Die politischen Strategien der Initiative neue soziale Marktwirtschaft Arbeitspapier, No. 96" (PDF) (in German). Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, Düsseldorf.
  3. ^ a b Oppong, Marvin (2009-07-24). "Initiative Neue Soziale Marktwirtschaft: Lobbyisten auf Sendung". taz.de (in German). Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  4. ^ "Was ist eigentlich "neo-liberal"?" (PDF) (in German).
  5. ^ "INSM und Marienhof – Eine kritische Bewertung" (PDF) (in German). lobbycontrol. 2005.
  6. ^ "12 Fakten zur Klimapolitik Fortschritt, Wachstum und Klimaschutz gehören zusammen" (in German). INSM. 2019. Archived from the original on 2019-08-01.
  7. ^ "Faktencheck der "12 Fakten zum Klimaschutz" der Initiative Neue Soziale Marktwirtschaft INSM" (in German). Volker Quaschning. 2019. Archived from the original on 2019-08-01.

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