Roger L. Simon

Germany vs. Japan

The two World War II axis powers are moving in opposite directions sixty years after that great conflagration. More specifically, Germany seems to be going nowhere fast while Japan, under the creative leadership of Junichiro Koizumi, is headed for radical capitalist experimentation, privatizing its post office and turning it into the world’s largest (private) bank. If the old saw “Fortune favors the daring” has any validity, there’s little question which country is making the right choice, certainly the more interesting one.