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Household fee instead of GEZ

19 July, 2010 (17:54) | finance, media | By: Aerar

(German version published on 2 May, 2010) Believing an expertise of the constitutional law expert Paul Kirchhof there are no constitutional concerns about a household based fee instead of the current device based fee. This would be in contradiction with prior reports from October of the last year which came to a different conclusion: my […]

Money for nothing?

6 May, 2010 (14:32) | finance | By: Aerar

(German version published on 28 February, 2010) The social state made it its task to attend to its citizens at least with the minimum which is necessary for a humane live. And it is right doing so as by this he gains a part of its moral justification, creates trust among its people and improves […]

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 […]

Why saving banks?

10 January, 2009 (15:38) | economy, finance | By: Aerar

Seemingly the 500 billion rescue plan of the German government (german) for banks did not yet have the expected success (german). The banks might seem to be saved to some degree now (if they actually wanted to be saved at all) (german). But the fundamental goal of revitalizing the credit market has not been reached. […]

Boom: unstoppable

26 November, 2008 (12:12) | abroad, economy, finance, media, series | By: Aerar

It is irresponsible how some media try to stop the boom. Two days ago a poll on the economic situation (german) has been published, which stated that one third of all companies would consider to reduce the number of jobs. What was not mentioned in the titles or in some articles left totally unmentioned was […]

More like Peer

28 October, 2008 (16:07) | finance, media, particulars, political trade | By: Aerar

Yesterday night the German minister of finance Peer Steinbrück was a guest in the TV talk “Beckmann”. The cool strategian was quite convincing in the talk lasting about an hour. With his quiet and inarrogant behaviour he talked about the status of the ongoing crisis at the financial markets without unnecessaryly blaming others. Thereby he […]

Fair but hard

26 October, 2008 (14:46) | finance | By: Aerar

In Germany the State and the public utilities related to it are in charge of providing infrastructure and services. This is funded mainly by the money derived from taxes. Even though there might be different opinions ofthe usefulness of one or the other service it is agreed that in general they are useful for the […]

Wash me but don’t make me wet

13 October, 2008 (17:13) | finance | By: Aerar

Today morning  in the “Morgenmagazin” of the ARD I saw an interview with Manfred Weber, chairman of the board of the german association of banks  (“Bundesverband deutscher Banken”). Of course the subject was the financial crisis in general and the 400 billion support package (in meantime seemingly  470 billions – it seems as if the […]

Crisis? What Crisis?

11 October, 2008 (17:16) | economy, finance | By: Aerar

I held of commenting the so called financial crisis so far. There were multiple reasons for. First I was occupied earning money to counter any possible crisis with all might right in it’s beginning. Secondly the news and blogs have written detailed information and interpretations so there was no need for me to do so. […]

Taxing commuters

15 September, 2008 (13:30) | finance | By: Aerar

Now it is time to show strength and to become unpopular. For there are polls (german) which strongly indicate a benevolent attitude towards tax-deductible amount for cars and there are articles (link no longer found) which name problems in disposing them. But this does not automatically mean that this tax reducing for driving to work […]