Feed on
Posts
Comments

Tag Archive 'economics'

Believe in Europe

Tonight I watched this really thoughtful and well put talkshow. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Tomorrow have to get up very early so I have to stop writing now, but I’ll come back to this entry when I get time, just leave a mark for now: ….and one quick note for now: Many thanks to Mr. Schmidt […]

Read Full Post »

从德铁说开去 – 第三集

从德铁说开去 – 第一集 从德铁说开去 – 第二集 上礼拜五德国南方天气闷热。从客户那里坐 EC 回家,平时空荡荡的头等舱里都坐满了人。走廊上也站满。大概是因为头等舱冷气足的关系吧。这种情况下,德国的列车乘务员明知很多人并不是头等舱的票,也不会说什么。记得以前有一次我坐的二等舱太拥挤,乘务员广播告诉大家头等舱还有座位和空间,请快要挤扁了的乘客移步头等舱。就像中国的春运高峰,德国圣诞节前后的火车也满得像沙丁鱼罐头。印象中德铁也并不为此增开专列或者加车厢。人家预算紧啊。

Read Full Post »

Recently German media often discusses about the pension system. People from different parties debated heavily. Many people want so-called retirement-pension-guarantee. In my opinion, the retirement pension system in Germany, which was designed in 1950’s, is totally out of the reality of the current highly dynamic, highly competitive, and globalized economic. In Germany, young people pay […]

Read Full Post »

Recently in Germany and other European countries there have been milk farmers protesting against the low milk price. IMHO, protest and demostration brings nothing. The price is largely decided by the relationship of demand and supply. If the price stays steadily low, that means the supply is too large. The milk farmers can see a […]

Read Full Post »

The Wise: Helmut Schmidt, ex. Chancellor of West Germany from 1974 to 1982. The talk below was on 2008.05.20. When I get time I’ll try to translate it into English. The complete interview can be found here. If only Angela Merkel were as half as wise as Helmut Schmidt is, Germany would have much less […]

Read Full Post »

Sniff and Sneeze 12

Sniff: Jim Rogers: China’s Economic Advance is All But Unstoppable Recently I was reading a 20-year-old book “Market Widzards: Interviews with Top Traders” and was deeply impressed by Jim Roger’s accurate prediction for the world economics in late 1980s. More impressive was his way of viewing the world economics. Now let’s see what he said […]

Read Full Post »