Systems

(English Subtitles)

Deutschland wird europaweit als Vorbild gepriesen.

Germany is often praised as the economic european example.

In Frankreich, in Spanien alle kommen zu uns, gehen aber oft auch wieder, weil Deutschland doch nicht das versprochene wirtschaftliche Paradies ist, wie es die Medien propagiert haben.

In France and Spain a lot of people leave their country, come to Germany and realize, it is not the economic paradise as promised by their politicians and Media.

“82 Prozent der Leute mehr arbeiten, als in ihrem Vertrag steht. Fast 20 Prozent machen sogar mehr als zehn Stunden Mehrarbeit pro Woche.”

“82% work more than agreed in their work contract. 20% work +10hours a week.”

https://www.handelsblatt.com/meinung/gastbeitraege/pruefers-kolumne-freizeit-im-buero-totschlagen-die-neue-normalitaet/22655900.html

“Die Zahlen sind alarmierend: Ein Viertel (25%) der Vollzeitbeschäftigten in Deutschland glaubt, sein aktuelles Arbeitstempo langfristig nicht durchhalten zu können.”

“The numbers are alarming: 25% of the 40hour-week-full-employed workforce in Germany thinks, they can not keep up their work speed long term.”

“18 Prozent arbeiten an der Grenze ihrer Leistungsfähigkeit und 23 Prozent verzichten auf Pausen, heißt es in einer Studie der Bertelsmann Stiftung von 2015.”

“18% say they are at the limit of stress, and 23% even skip breaks (Bertelsmann 2015”

“Demnach geht sogar jeder Achte krank zu Arbeit. Der steigende Ziel- und Ergebnisdruck in Unternehmen zwingt Beschäftigte in Deutschland dazu, mehr zu arbeiten, als ihnen gut tut.”

“12% go sick to work. The rising target- and result-pressure in companies forces Germans to work more than what would be healthy”

https://spielraum.xing.com/2017/01/tipps-fuer-den-chef-so-entkommen-sie-der-ueberstunden-falle/

Heisst das, dass Deutschland einfach besser ist im Ausbeuten?

So if anything – is Germany just better at exploitation?

https://capitalism.com/investors-playbook-real-estate-deals-dont-worry-bad-economy/

Real estate sector expects economic downturn:

  • Investing for an impending economic downturn (ja die Leute können sich wiedermal kein Dach über dem Kopf in ihrem eigenem Land leisten)
  • Senior housing and self-storage as recession-resistant investments

“Sustainability, which encompasses environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns, is moving closer to the top of board agendas as companies realize how central sustainability is to corporate competitiveness and a company’s continued ability to operate.”

http://deloitte.wsj.com/riskandcompliance/2018/06/13/sustainability-and-the-board-a-directors-perspective/?mod=WSJBlog

“Yet because there is no single, standardized approach to incorporating ESG”

as a started: lower your electricity bill and install some solar panels & batteries – especially if your company is located somewhere sunny.

“Kristen is a Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory partner serving as the Sustainability Risk Advisory and Assurance services leader in Deloitte & Touche LLP and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL). Kristen also serves as the DTTL Americas Region Sustainability Services leader and leads Deloitte’s Supply Chain Social Compliance services.

She brings specialized insights to these regulatory and compliance reporting requirements and the implications of environmental and social issues to corporate brand and reputation.

Kristen also serves on a number of task forces and advisory councils of leading sustainability standard setting and reporting initiatives.”

src: https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/profiles/ksullivan.html#

I hope sustainability (a lot of CEOs do not even know what this word means) is more to Mrs Sullivan than a “marketing instrument” like “we repaint your factory in green and hope to hide the smoke of your factory’s chimneys”.

It does not work like that – if your company produces things that harm people or the balance mankind depends on – it is not contributing to sustainability but the opposite.

Actually there are companies that have embraced sustainability and even gained productivity.

A win-win.

As a starter… get atleast 5x DVDs about sustainability… one i can recommend:

“Demain / Tomorrow” – “the world is full of solutions” – https://www.amazon.com/Demain/dp/B018ID4YIE

It reads like this: “If a bank gives you a loan, it is charging you interest on money, that the bank never possessed in the first place.”

(a private bank can borrow 10$ from the FED or 10€ from the ECB of “real cash money” and lend out 90$ / 90€ in “artificial loan / debt created digital money” (“bank money” / Buchgeld, “checkbook money” / Giralgeld) and charge interest on that.

If you pay back 10% of your loan, the bank’s break even point is reached, but it (of course) insists that you pay back 100%+interest or sell off your house cheap and fast.

if interest rates are low – they simply charge more for the management of your bank account.

They earn money – no matter what they do.

Neulich auf Twitter: “Bank müsste man sein. Wenn sie dir einen Kredit gibt, kassiert sie jahrelang Zinsen auf Geld, das sie nie hatte. Wenn du pleite gehst, gehört dein Haus der Bank & wenn alles schief geht, wird sie vom Bürger/Staat gerettet. Einfach unglaublich!”

even a local bank’s employee (!) told me in my face: “i know a bank is a criminal organization.”

wow. i hope his honesty does not get him fired.