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Germany's trade surplus is a problem

Germany's trade surplus is a problem | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ben Bernanke examines the reasons behind Germany's trade surplus and suggests several policy tools to reduce its surplus.
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An Empire Strikes Back: Germany and the Greek Crisis

An Empire Strikes Back: Germany and the Greek Crisis | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Germans imposed their will on Greece, but they may well have opened the door to a past they thought was forever behind them.
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This referendum is a fight between the Greeks and Europe’s cruel capitalism | Aditya Chakrabortty

This referendum is a fight between the Greeks and Europe’s cruel capitalism | Aditya Chakrabortty | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

urope’s top politicians agree that the Greeks will vote this Sunday on one of the most important questions facing any nation. Yet they can’t settle what that question actually is. For Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister, it is about whether his people will tolerate any more “strict and humiliating austerity”. Not so, says Germany’s Angela Merkel. She reckons the Greeks are choosing between staying in the euro and returning to the drachma. The stakes are raised higher still by the boss of the European commission, Jean-Claude Juncker: come next weekend, “the whole planet” will find out whether Greece wants to remain in Europe.



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Of Greeks and Germans: Re-imagining our shared future

Of Greeks and Germans: Re-imagining our shared future | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Any sensible person can see how a certain video[1] has become part of something beyond a gesture. It has sparked off a kerfuffle reflecting the manner in which the 2008 banking crisis began to unde...
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Uber’s European woes continue as service gets banned in Germany (again)

Uber’s European woes continue as service gets banned in Germany (again) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Uber is having a tough time of it in Europe. In the past couple of weeks alone it's dealt with reported attacks on its drivers in Amsterdam, a raid on its offices by armed cops in Paris, and a countrywide ban on its service in Germany.
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Anti-Greek media propaganda will come back to haunt Germany – A dire warning from 2011

Anti-Greek media propaganda will come back to haunt Germany – A dire warning from 2011 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
from Norbert Häring In June 2011, Spiegel Online conducted and published a remarkable interview with Albrecht Ritschl. Ritschl is one of Germany’s most renowned economic historians, teaching at the London School of Economics.
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Good news from Germany: A 'global transformation of values has already begun'.

Good news from Germany: A 'global transformation of values has already begun'. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Overview of the 400-page report World in Transition: A Social Contract for Sustainability from the German Advisory Council on Climate Change (WGBU), the heavyweight scientific body that advises the German Federal Government on ‘Earth System Megatrends’.
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Movement of the Day: the r0g_agency | P2P Foundation

Movement of the Day: the r0g_agency | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“r0g_agency is a Berlin-based collaborative enterprise for open culture and critical transformation initiated in 2012 and founded as a non-profit company in September 2013 by Stephen Kovats and Susanne Bellinghausen, along with a small group of open culture specialists active in locations worldwide.
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When Money Dies: Germany And Fiat Money After 1910 - ValueWalk

When Money Dies: Germany And Fiat Money After 1910 - ValueWalk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The story of the destruction of the German mark during the hyper-inflation of Weimar Germany from 1919 to its horrific peak in November 1923 is usually dismissed as a bizarre anomaly in the economic history of the twentieth century. But no episode better illustrates the dire consequences of unsound money or makes a more devastating, real-life case against fiat-currency: where there is no restraint, monetary death will follow.

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To Succeed in Germany, Uber Needs to Grow Up

To Succeed in Germany, Uber Needs to Grow Up | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Uber has vowed to disregard the court’s ruling, but the company’s own reasoning is full of holes. Uber has to contend with far more than just a foreign legal system. The German cab market already exhibits many of the consumer benefits for which Uber deems itself a unique solution – and many deficiencies of the U.S. market simply don’t exist in Germany (and most of the markets in Europe in which it has entered).

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Uber and the Zero Marginal Cost Revolution - Huffington Post

Uber and the Zero Marginal Cost Revolution - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In a stunning decision, the German court system yesterday banned Uber, the global carsharing service, from operating in the country, citing safety risks and lack of regulatory oversight. The court decision is part of a much larger story unfolding around the world. A new economic system -- the Collaborative Commons -- is beginning to flourish alongside the conventional capitalist market, wreaking havoc on traditional industries. (The Collaborative Commons is a digitalized space where providers and users share goods and services.)

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Uber banned across Germany by court

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A court says the UberPop service must stop transporting passengers in Germany, but the American company refuses to suspend work.
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Free Mailbox Stickers Signify Goods Residents Are Willing to Lend Neighbors - PSFK

Free Mailbox Stickers Signify Goods Residents Are Willing to Lend Neighbors - PSFK | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Apart from new friends and a stronger link to the community, getting to know your neighbors can also mean a useful pool of resources should you ever find yourself lacking. To encourage more interaction and sharing, a Switzerland-based project called Pumpipumpe is offering people free stickers for their mailbox that show which household goods they’re willing to lend to neighbors. For a small charge of 4 Euros, International residents can get in on the action as well.

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The euro ‘family’ has shown it is capable of real cruelty | Suzanne Moore

The euro ‘family’ has shown it is capable of real cruelty | Suzanne Moore | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Angela Merkel and Jean-Claude Juncker seek to justify their Greek bailout deal, but what kind of family asset-strips one of its members in broad daylight?
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Greece and Spain helped postwar Germany recover. Spot the difference | Nick Dearden

Greece and Spain helped postwar Germany recover. Spot the difference  | Nick Dearden | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Nick Dearden: Sixty years ago, half of German war debts were cancelled to build its economy. Yet today, debt is destroying those creditors
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Germany's Renewable Energy Revolution & Social License - CleanTechnica

Germany's Renewable Energy Revolution & Social License - CleanTechnica | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Originally published on the ECOreport
The newly released video from Germany Trade & Invest shows what a nation can achieve, if it has the collective will to adopt renewable energy. It could be called
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Germany bans Uber's ridesharing service - Al Jazeera America

Germany bans Uber's ridesharing service - Al Jazeera America | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Company says its working on alternative to comply with court's interpretations of existing German laws
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Schaeuble to Varoufakis: If You Want to Leave the Euro, We Will Help

Schaeuble to Varoufakis: If You Want to Leave the Euro, We Will Help | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The causes of the Greek problem are not to be tracked in Brussels, Europe or Germany.
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Does Germany owe Greece over Nazi occupation?

Does Germany owe Greece over Nazi occupation? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Athens demands compensation for atrocities committed during World War Two, but Berlin insists issue has been settled.
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German Maker Shares Interlocking 3D Printed Creature, ‘Spring Things,’ on Thingiverse

German Maker Shares Interlocking 3D Printed Creature, ‘Spring Things,’ on Thingiverse | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A self-professed addict of 3D printing, David Hagemann of Germany certainly has the next season in mind with his play on words, ‘Spring Things.’ 

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Dirtiest company of the year? The Swedish corporation suing Germans for 4.7 billion Euros

Dirtiest company of the year? The Swedish corporation suing Germans for 4.7 billion Euros | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Energy company Vattenfall is suing Germany for phasing out nuclear power and replacing it with renewables. In a secret court, the company is demanding a whopping 4.7 billion Euros in compensation.
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Court lifts ban on Uber in Germany - Financial Times

Court lifts ban on Uber in Germany Financial Times Uber's battle to establish its app-based ride-sharing service has exposed deep concerns in German society about the business practices of Silicon Valley tech companies and the challenge they pose...
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Digital Disruption Uber-Style Is Never Pretty - InformationWeek

Digital Disruption Uber-Style Is Never Pretty - InformationWeek | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Old economy vs. new economy is a meme that goes back decades, but it's bursting back into prominence as governments, regulators, and entrenched industry groups take on a range of digital disruptors in the name of competitive fairness, consumer protection, and tax collection. A German court's ruling this week banning two of Uber's digitally based car-sharing services in the country is but the latest, most overt example.

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Smartphone app 'Uber' ordered to halt transportation services in Germany | News | DW.DE | 02.09.2014

Smartphone app 'Uber' ordered to halt transportation services in Germany | News | DW.DE | 02.09.2014 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A court in Frankfurt has ordered the smartphone application 'Uber' to stop its transportation services in Germany. Uber plans to appeal the ruling and said it would continue its operations.
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Thousands of Germans rally to end government spying - RT

Thousands of Germans rally to end government spying - RT | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The rally in Berlin against federal surveillance gathered thousands of people under the motto ‘Freedom not fear,’ who were calling for stricter control of German intelligence agencies.

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