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Emulate German Mittelstand Companies, not the German government

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Reuters

The German mittelstand - mostly family-owned small and midsize businesses - have been hailed as the engines of Germany's might.  People the world over are copying many things Mittelstand.  However, some policies that helped the German mittelstand boom are being changed.  Lessons from the companies may be worth emulating, not from the German government.