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Ministry of Propaganda - 28/February/2003: "In the good old days..."

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In the good old days...

...everything was better? There are discussions in Germany to build an East Germany theme park. I grew up in West Germany and find it hard to understand the allure of such a theme park. The report writes high unemployment creates "Ostalgie" (Ost = East + Nostalgie = Nostalgia), remembering full employment in former East Germany. Some full employment, I remember an aunt telling us what full employment meant: Sitting around in empty factories with no raw materials and nothing to do. And then nothing to buy from the money you earned by doing nothing.