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Corona vaccine: volunteers first, even without approval!

by Alexander Fink, Fabian Kurz    1 December 2020    0

Good news in the fight against the Corona pandemic have accompanied us during the last few weeks. On November 8th, the Mainz-based pharmaceutical company BioNTech and its American partner Pfizer announced that their vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in the decisive third round of tests. (...)

Far-sighted citizens, short-sighted savers?

by Alexander Fink, Kalle Kappner, Translation by Anna-Maria Kohnke    6 January    0

Young people’s attitudes towards retirement are contradictory: on the one hand, they don’t trust public pay-as-you-go pensions. According to recent surveys, around half of the respondents do not expect significant retirement income from this source. On the other hand, private efforts are (...)

Reducing global inequality: growth and migration

by Alexander Fink, Fabian Kurz, Translation by Anna-Maria Kohnke    4 February    0

According to a recent survey across 34 countries, more people worry about income inequality than about the current COVID-19 pandemic. Pessimism with regard to inequality appears to be particularly widespread in France, followed by Spain, Greece, and Germany. Global inequality increased until (...)

Five Years of One-In-One-Out: Room for Improvement

by Alexander Fink, Alexander Mengden, Translation by Anna-Maria Kohnke    7 April    0

Germany introduced the so-called ‘bureaucracy brake’ in January 2015. Whenever new legislation is passed, the ‘one-in-one-out’ principle applies: it obliges the bureaucracy to eliminate old regulation whenever new rules are introduced, to avoid that that regulatory layers multiply and the burden (...)

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