March 15, 2014

You Should Work Like a German

Glenn Hutchins, New York Times

The Associated Press

There is a consensus to be won here: Liberals should get behind reforms that incentivize work, and conservatives should back the required government spending. After all, the welfare reform of the 1990s, while not flawless, has been a success, and that was achieved under a divided government. We can get this done, too.

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March 12, 2014
Germany's Crystal Meth Pandemic
Anna Kistner, Der Spiegel
In recent years, crystal meth use seems to have exploded in Germany, particularly along the Czech border. As researchers are discovering, the population of users is much more diverse than many people expect. more ››
March 13, 2014
To Stop Russia, Convene the 'Quad + 1'
Burt & Feinstein, Nat'l Interest
It now seems almost certain that this weekend’s referendum by the Crimean parliament on joining the Russian Federation will pass. There is also a real threat that Russian president Vladimir Putin will seek to follow up that... more ››
March 14, 2014
Deutschland on the Pacific?
Eric Smith, New Geography
California and Germany may not immediately come to mind as a doppelganger, but they do share several characteristics, particularly when it comes to their attitudes toward energy production and consumption. more ››
March 9, 2014
Germany's Leadership Is Solidified
Arthur Cyr, China Post
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has a positive relationship with President Vladimir Putin of Russia, and the Ukraine crisis makes that more important. Merkel, who speaks Russian, has telephoned Putin at least three times in... more ››
March 5, 2014
Grim Reality of Germany's Legalized Prostitution
Nisha Diu, Telegraph
When Germany legalised prostitution in 2002 it triggered an apparently unstoppable growth in the country’s sex industry. It’s now worth 15 billion euros a year and embraces everything from 12-storey mega-brothels to outdoor... more ››