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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]