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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 […]

The (political) blog as media

17 July, 2010 (22:56) | editorial, media | By: Aerar

(German version published on 30 April, 2010) With this blog I decided to temporarily inform about recent political events and to offer an opinion as a basis for a discussion. Beside of the limited number of readers and the little available time of the author I noticed some principle limits which probably other blogs do […]

Re critique

11 May, 2010 (19:12) | media, particulars, parties, political trade | By: Aerar

(German version published on 31 March, 2010) I have to admit that a certain FDP bashing currently (not without course) is quite modern. Therefore one needs to be careful not simply to call “Boooh” by reflex if the party’s name is mentioned and of course should not believe in everything shown on TV. So I […]

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 […]

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 […]

Minaret poll

24 March, 2010 (20:18) | abroad, law & order, media | By: Aerar

(German version published on 01 December, 2009) Online polls are a simple and quick possibility to create a set of opinions from a large amount of people. But in case those polls are open, they suffer two drawbacks which limit their credibility. On the one hand the group of people participating is no neutral group […]

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 […]

Taking it easy

8 March, 2010 (19:22) | media, parties, political trade | By: Aerar

(German version published on 24 November, 2009) In the case of Nikolaus Brender (German), whos position as chief editor of the ZDF is put into question presumptive because of reasons of party related politics, shortly ago 35 leading experts of constitutional law wrote an open letter (German) in which they stated their concern against a […]

GEiZ ist geil

8 February, 2010 (18:55) | media | By: Aerar

(German version published on 28 Oktober, 2009) Already in 2006 it was said that 98% of the households had a TV set (German). Assumgly it will not have become significantly less since. I always thought it was due to some German ideal of justice that the GEZ spent 164,4 Millionen Euro a year to encash […]

Discrepancies

7 February, 2010 (17:38) | elections, media | By: Aerar

(German version published on 28 Oktober, 2009) Is it impossible for “quality media” to resist catching the focus of their readers by cloudy headlines? Especially when the reader just reads his feedreader he is left behind with open questions if he does not visit the complete article on the website. So Focus Online titles: Eine […]