This text was also published in German in ZEIT ONLINE on March 3rd as part of the op-ed column “Fratzschers Verteilungsfragen“.
Recently, the Federal Government will soon present its fifth official Poverty and Wealth Report. But early leaks revealed the removal of passages concerning the richest citizens’ disproportionate political influence had already triggered widespread public outrage. Such an omission is especially troubling given that broad political participation – critical for a functional democracy – is lacking in Germany. In fact, … [continue reading]Read more