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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.”

“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”

Heisst das, dass Deutschland einfach besser ist im Ausbeuten?

So if anything – is Germany just better at exploitation?

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

what caused the decline of the Roman Empire?

1. corruption (killing of #Cesar: “et tu brute?”),_Brute%3F

2. lead water pipes (todays environment pollution)

no form of state found a good fix for corruption.

transparency could be the fix. (freedom of speech, uncensored / unredacted internet, privacy for the poor, transparency for the powerful, wikileaks, snowden)

but we would also need transparency about the “blood” of the economy/society where the money is created and where it is flowing.

this demands major steps towards whistle blower protection.

if in a “democracy” you can’t tell the truth about a crime without going to jail by secret courts (without transparency, without the public getting any insight, that would be what Snowden is facing when extradited to the USA), than this is NOT a democracy or a lawful state, this is corruption.

unfortunately “telling the truth” can collide massively with the interest of companies (protecting their intellectual property) and spy agencies (protecting their methods) but if a company or an agency is doing things unlawful – than blowing the whistle on that should be protected by law.

i would compare it with a body: if there is something wrong in your body – you SHOULD feel a pain – if you don’t – your early warning system is broken and the whole body-nation might die.

that is the problem with dictatorship: No one dares to tell the King that his decisions might be wrong – thus – an important error-correction element was taken out of the equation – does not sound like a fix to me.

corruption is the major problem – when unfixed – history will repeat itself. (democracy -> dictatorship -> democracy -> dictatorship… back and forth in an endless loop of non-sense.)

for me the biggest “turning point” was the terror attack that killed President #Kennedy, that would have never happened without sufficient levels of corruption. that was basically the killing of Cesar.

in this moment international faith in the faithfulness and righteousness of USA was lost on sarge scale.

please remember: people around the world suffer from their (corrupt to the bone) governments, that includes #USA, #Europe, #Israel… can’t speak for China i guess they are not allowed to utter such things.

basically with corruption injustice follows… and the rich get richer and the poor get poorer and everything goes out of balance and descents into chaos.


what gives me faith is this:

but be careful and not naive: the path to hell is paved with “good intentions”.

“good intentions” will not cut it – it needs to be thought through and tested concepts that work better than what we already have – sounds like work? it is.

but not doing this work would mean give up on mankind.

update: 3. pure evil

“Fun” human rights Fact:

neither USA, nor Russia nor UK did sign this UN-paper:

“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.”

“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.”


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” –