The Lie of the Weak State and Less Work is More

The good condition of German labor markets is in reality in a catastrophic state. Unemployment is an “act of violence” against every individual unemployed person. At the same time unemployment represents an enormous waste for society as a whole. From 2001 to 2013, mass unemployment in Germany entailed almost a trillion Euros in fiscal costs. These costs contrast with zero benefits…

The state still has a strong power position unlike the thesis believed by many that the state is weak today and only capable of small steps while leading its citizens by the nose with trivialities

Heinz J. Bontrup is a German economist with the Alternative Economic Policy study group in Bremen. To read his two articles from 2014 and 2015, click on

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