Not true - Germany is totally capitalist, but lacking any other resources they are harvesting brains.
Really? Have a look at page 5 of this. With a population of ~25% of the US, Germany produces 49% as much steel, or about twice as much per capita compared to the US. First resource that popped into my head, and probably the one Germany is most famous for, so other examples might not be so impressive, but... Germany does produce stuff. It is the beating heart of a first world economy with a population 3 times that of the US. Saying it is without resources is absurd.