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Easing lay-off protection?

8 May, 2010 (16:57) | economy, proposals | By: Aerar

(German version published on 26 March, 2010) Within a study the OECD is demanding to ease the lay-off protection in germany (German) and in fact there are many good reasons to ease or even end the lay-off protection. Currently there is an unbalance in the relation between employers and employees. While the employee is allowed […]

Work less – archieve more

7 May, 2010 (15:21) | economy, media | By: Aerar

(German version published on 13 March, 2010) (Screenshot from Harvard-Business-Manager-Magazin) “Berater, Banker, Wirtschaftsprüfer, Manager – sie alle haben das Gefühl, immer im Dienst zu sein.” (my translation: “Consultants, bankers, accountants and managers – they all have the feeling of beeing always on duty.”) This is what the Harvard-Business-Manager-Magazin is writing in its online issue. A […]

Dark clouds above Mount Olympus

5 May, 2010 (13:51) | abroad, economy | By: Aerar

(German version published on 26 February, 2010) Some people in Greece currently are very angry with Germany. The ostensible cause is a a picture on the title of the Munic news magazine “Focus”, which shows the Venus von Milo with an erected middle finger beside the text “deceiver in the Euro-Family” (German) The reactions on […]

Too good to be bribed

13 April, 2010 (14:12) | economy, parties, political trade | By: Aerar

(German version published on 21 January, 2010) Somehow I consider my proposal to regulate donations to parties is getting more important. The taz writes in its online version: “Die Förderung der erneuerbaren Energien ist ein gesellschaftlich notwendiges, sinnvolles und richtiges Ziel”, sagt die Bundesgeschäftsführerin der Grünen zu den Vorwürfen, auch ihre Partei schrecke vor der […]

Stockmarket madness

4 April, 2010 (13:27) | economy, media | By: Aerar

(German version published on 11 January, 2010) Now this really has shocked me for a second: “Die Dynamik der chinesischen Wirtschaft hat viele Experten überrascht und für Optimismus an den Börsen gesorgt. Der deutsche Leitindex Dax markierte zeitweise sogar den höchsten Stand seit September 2004. Auch der Ölpreis legte kräftig zu. (German) (my translation: “The […]

Burning questions

3 April, 2010 (13:41) | economy, homeland security | By: Aerar

(German version published on 8 January, 2010) Arson attacks on cars (link no longer found) especially in Berlin and Hamburg are not just a new fun sport of the autonomous scene but have a background as a fight against gentrification (German) in this towns. Therefore most of the attacks take place in quarters which are […]

Please hold the line…

28 March, 2010 (19:56) | economy, law & order, proposals | By: Aerar

(German version published on 29 December, 2009) At last “Die Grünen” do some practical politics again and this is in consumerism this time (German) This was very helpful as in a snap sample they tested the retention time and the fees in phone hotlines. It was not really surprising that they found out that both […]

Plenty helps plenty

22 March, 2010 (20:34) | economy, finance | By: Aerar

(German version published on 28 November, 2009) When a water hose has a hole it might help to simply pump in more water instead of fixing the problem. This solution at least is prefered by the German government with its spending a billion against loan shortage (German). If only enough money (German) will be pumped […]

Three Strikes… and Jung is out

10 March, 2010 (22:57) | abroad, economy, federal states, media, particulars, political trade | By: Aerar

(German version published on 27 November, 2009) Currently there are some things which are happening in politics and some themes which already have been  discussed before have been decided now. Therefore most topics have already been dealt with intensely so beside of a short statement I rather link to articles I read somewhere else. (In […]

How do we want to work?

23 July, 2009 (18:46) | economy | By: Aerar

I recently got a hint on this article (german) at Spiegel online. It is about the attitude of german people towards work. Within the article the social meaning of distribution and availability of work is focussed and the implementation of a “Bürgergeld” (free monthly fee for every citizen) as an alternative is mentioned. Above that […]