An election poster for the party The Greens with its top candidate for the election in Berlin, Bettina Jarasch, taken on 25 January 2023. When do societies function best? When the rules are set in such a way that decisions for one's own benefit are also for the benefit of others. The farmer who produces milk … Continue reading Why democracies need morality
Author: Johannes Eber
Politische Ökonomie als Business-Modell?
Lässt sich der Wunsch, wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Erkenntnis auf fruchtbaren Politikboden zu tragen, mit einem Businessmodell verknüpfen? Diese Frage beschäftigt mich. Ich denke, zwei Bedingungen wären für einen möglichen Erfolg entscheidend. Erstens: Marktwirtschaftliches Netzwerk und Agenturleistung werden in einer Organisationsform gebündelt. Das Netzwerk besteht aus ökonomisch denkenden Akteuren aus allen Bereichen politischer Kommunikation, also Analyse (Wissenschaft) > Strategie … Continue reading Politische Ökonomie als Business-Modell?
How will Germany finance its ageing society?
How to handle, as a society, the great risks of life, like the need for care, old age and illness, when society is ageing? There are four basic ways.
Is the price cap on Russian oil a smart idea?
The history of price caps is a history of failures. Will the price sanctions against Russian oil still work?
Is Christmas good for the economy?
The difference between "economy" and "economics" using the example of Christmas.
Do we marry for love?
If you want to know why economists are rarely invited to weddings …💍
How Putin had Germany under control
When you look at the refinery in Schwedt in eastern Germany, you understand why Putin was of the opinion that Europe would not stand in the way of his war of aggression in Ukraine - and why he was wrong.
Have I said recently that monopolies suck?
Where has all the work gone?
Technological progress always has replaced jobs - also in the railway industry. In times of labour shortages, hardly anyone believes that we will run out of work. True?
You want everything? Think again
The comforting concept of opportunity costs in economics