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small entrepreneurs being able to pursuit their idea are essential for the creativity of an economy – established big companies are like big ships: they are pretty hard to change and adapt – so it is no “wonder” that the big US but also German car manufacturers are in serious trouble over the lack of allowed creativity.

Apple, Google all these companies started out in garage size – provided the funding – they were able to grow into the BigData monsters that we are both feeding and battling on a daily basis.

not only Tesla but a electric garage car company from CROATIA (!) is now – literately – overtaking Ferrari:

and they already have the successor to this “electric rocket”: The Concept S is a lighter, more powerful, more aerodynamic and track-oriented iteration of the Concept One.

The electric motors in the Concept S can generate 1,384 hp (1,032 kW), enabling the car to accelerate

from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in just 2.5 seconds

and attain a top speed of 227 mph (365 km/h).

“proves EVs can be spectacular to drive”.[31]

(src: Wikipedia.org)

a good indicator if a economy is working or not: how happy are the  self employed people

Dying of Greek companies slowed down 2013 to 2016 just to rise again in 2017.

https://www.creditreform.de/fileadmin/user_upload/crefo/download_de/news_termine/wirtschaftsforschung/insolvenzen-europa/analyse_EU-2017-18.pdf
https://www.creditreform.de/fileadmin/user_upload/crefo/download_de/news_termine/wirtschaftsforschung/insolvenzen-europa/analyse_EU-2017-18.pdf, Page2

Dying of Greek companies slowed down 2013 to 2016 just to rise again in 2017.

https://data.oecd.org/chart/5vAa
https://data.oecd.org/chart/5vAa

… self employment rate is and was pretty low in USA, (6.3%) compared to other countries.

It has been pretty high in Greece but is going down steadily, as it is in most countries except: United Kingdom, Netherlands and Chile.

i can only speak for Germany:

  • you really DO NOT WANT to be self employed in Germany – unless you found a massive reservoir of oil in your garden (have at least 300.000€ of cash flow a year)
  • In Germany being self employed unfortunately worsens your legal position “automatically” and causes “bureaucratic overhead” towards health insurance, tax, loans, unemployment guarantees and so on and so forth.
    • tax is complicated and high 40% on income
    • loans? what loans? if you do not want to gamble with your home as security
    • as employee you do not risk your home, as self employed you do
  • not even Dentists want to be self employed anymore:
    • most people, prefer being without job, than starting a company
    • even nowadays fresh from university Dentists (one of the (still) best paid self-employed healthcare jobs in Germany) prefer to become employees in a big dental practice, instead of taking on the risk of a huge loan (0.5million€ at least) to start their own dental practice.

If the state / the EU is not propping up legal position / privileges and simplifies the tax and loan laws for entrepreneurs, it is not hard to predict, that self-employment-rates will continue down.

One proposal would be:

  • if you want an more innovative economy, if you are creative and believe in an idea you have and want to start your own company and maybe create jobs:
    • send in your concept and how much money you need to “the EU” (whoever feels responsible there)
    • if they like your concept they should provide you with a 0% loan over 30 years pay back when you want, no real estate securities needed
    • first 3 years you do not pay taxes at all

… then you can “find out” if “the market” and the economic conditions the market is in right now (not the best shape) accepts your business idea – or not – without risking anything.

Not exactly what you would like to see from a banker’s perspective:

  • if nobody is taking loans
  • if no bank is providing loans with conditions interesting to people

You can call it a crisis.

Copying bad US-ideas, that already have proven wrong:

looming doom – Germany now allows more privatization of it’s healthcare

Lobby driven politicians changed 3 words in a law – now Saudi Arabia can buy German hospitals and privatize them for maximum profit – nobody can compete with players with this much of cash.

Not exactly what you want for a healthcare system – it is NO NEWS that privatization of healthcare worsens healthcare in quality and increases it’s costs. (the exact opposite is propagated by lobbyists).

But who cares – surely not our politicians who play dumb and stupid.

If you do not believe me, please study the case “health care system USA vs Canada” as an example.

wow – so private health care system stems from one main reason: redistribution of wealth.

or in other words: rich people do not want to “lose” one penny more than absolutely necessary to poorer people – because being greedy is/was what made them rich in the first place.

now how many people in a society you can categorize as rich? It is probably 1-10%.

so if democracy was working the will of the 90% would weigh more than that of 1-10%.

so surely a lot of countries that call themselves democratic are by no measure democratic and should stop accusing dictatorships of being undemocratic.

a human live, governments and laws are about money,

but they should not ONLY be about money

if a centralized society approach is not serving the interest / to the benefit of people – they – the people have every right to become decentralized / independent – generate their own food security money energy laws.

because the responsibility they have given away ( to Washington, Brussels, Berlin, London) was abused.

as democracies have grown bigger (in population, in size, Greece (where democracy was invented) are now only 10Mio people) – as power was more concentrated (fascism = fascio = concentration of power) – democracies have grown more corrupt and more fascist.

a rough overview of corruption in the EU

With an “pretty obvious to spot” phone call bribery scam Rupert Murdoch (Fox News) was able to “buy” 5% of EU politicians.

“I once asked Rupert Murdoch why he was so opposed to the European Union. ‘That’s easy,’ he replied. ‘When I go into Downing Street (London/England) they do what I say; when I go to Brussels they take no notice.’” (src)

On forbes lists

 

if he would have done it a little more clever – maybe he could have been able to buy 10%.

this is 10% too much.

and all politicians involved had to step down.

Mark my words: lawyers will destroy this world – their madness just hit a new high

Internet and Privacy activist Anke Domscheidt Berg says, this “roadmap” could lead to banning ANY FORM OF ENCRYPTION, not just tor onion network, which would be complete madness – just think about unencrypted logins!

Man in the middle could siffon your bank account passwords and steal your money.

After DSGVO and Article 13 / content upload filter, this it is just a new round of lawyer-madness.

it also just shows once more how much of a Washington-Puppet state the post-world-war-2 Germany has become and was allowed to be and how much in the Orwellian times we already live.

fighting crime and terrorism yes – but maybe you would need a holistic approach to this

pedophiles and people selling and buying illegal weapons and drugs need to be punished – and governments around the globe have every right to use whatever method they need to catch those people before they can do harm.

But this is a task that was there before encryption and it will be there after encryption.

Should we ban cars, because some people use them to kill other people?

maybe fighting and preventing crime starts at a society that is fair, just, kind and caring and economically sustainable and sound – where everyone has a job.

praise your new god: money

France wanted to turn it into a de-industrialized patch of potato fields (not the worst of idea, comes close to ecovillage) – no more high tech weapons.

2019 – Germany is back – building high tech weapons for USA and for whoever wants to buy them and use them for evil.

The best role Germany could play is:

  • create hydrogen cars to save the climate (for some reason of corruption, this goal is not wanted in politics and from Mercedes CEOs?)
  • negotiate peace between USA and Russia – if Minsk 1 fails, do Minsk 2, Minsk 3, Minsk 4, Minsk 5… anything is better than escalation.

https://www.bundesrat.de/SharedDocs/drucksachen/2019/0001-0100/33-19.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=1

“On the 15th of March, the German Bundesrat (Federal Council) voted to amend the Criminal Code in relation to internet based services such as The onion router (Tor).

The proposed law has been lambasted as being too vague, with privacy experts rightfully fearful that the law would be overapplied.

The proposal, originating from the North Rhine-Westphalian Minister of Justice Peter Biesenbach, would amend and expand criminal law and make running a Tor node or website illegal and punishable by up to three years in prison.

According to Zeit.de, if passed, the expansion of the Criminal Code would be used to punish anyone “who offers an internet-based service whose access and accessibility is limited by special technical precautions, and whose purpose or activity is directed to commit or promote certain illegal acts”.

What’s worse is that the proposed changes are so vaguely worded that many other services that offer encryption could be seen as falling under this new law. While the proposal (full German text) does seem to have been written to target Tor hidden services which are dark net markets, the vague way that the proposal has been written makes it a very real possibility that other encrypted services such as messaging might be targeted under these new laws, as well.

Now that the motion to amend has been accepted by Bundesrat, it will be forwarded to the Federal Government for drafting, consideration, and comment. Then, within a month and a half, this new initiative will be forwarded to the German Senate, aka the Bundestag, where it will be finally voted on.

Private Internet Access and many others denounce this proposal and continue to support Tor and an open internet

Private Internet Access currently supports the Tor Project and runs a number of Tor exit nodes as a part of our commitment to online privacy. PIA believes this proposed amendment to the German Criminal Code is not just bad for Tor, which was named specifically, but also for online privacy as a whole – and we’re not the only ones.

German criminal lawyer David Schietinger told Der Spiegel that he was concerned the law was too overreaching and “could also mean an e-mail provider or the operator of a classic online platform with password protection.” He summarized:

“The paragraph would severely limit civil liberties.”

Frank Rieger, a spokesperson for Germany’s resident hacker organization, the Chaos Computer Club (CCC), voiced misgivings to Netzpolitik:

“The bill contains mainly rubber paragraphs with the clear goal to criminalize operators and users of anonymization services. Intentionally, the facts are kept very blurred. The intention is to create legal uncertainty and unavoidable risks of possible criminal liability for anyone who supports the right to anonymous communication on the Internet.”

Germany has now joined a host of other countries that are actively taking steps to stifle online privacy. Other examples include places like China and even the United Kingdom, where internet users will be subject to some of the most ridiculous age verification laws just to be able to access the full internet. In the next month and a half, Germany’s netizens need to voice their displeasure at this proposed amendment, else they’ll find themselves under the heel of vaguely worded laws just waiting to be applied.

About Caleb Chen

Caleb Chen is a digital currency and privacy advocate who believes we must #KeepOurNetFree, preferably through decentralization. Caleb holds a Master’s in Digital Currency from the University of Nicosia as well as a Bachelor’s from the University of Virginia. He feels that the world is moving towards a better tomorrow, bit by bit by Bitcoin.

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