THE WELFARE STATE, built during Germany‘s economic boom, is no longer able to cope with demands. Pension and health funds have degenerated into political toys.
MILLIONS of people are prevented from finding employment by an over-regulated labour market.
ENTREPRENEURS and employees are the victims of a complicated, unjust and counter-productive tax system. Individuals are limited in their freedom of choice and made dependent on a state which is guided more by fear than facts.
INITIATIVE of individuals is desired but at the same time stifled.
PRIVATE success is considered anti-social and subjected to regulation and redistribution.
MARKETS are blamed for the unintended consequences of past regulations and even more regulations are proposed as a solution to the problems created by previous interventions.
GERMANY'S VAST POTENTIAL can be unlocked - with the right set of policies.
Unhampered market forces, proper application of the rule of law, and sacrosanct civil liberties rather than centrally administered government planning will unlock the potential of our skilled and entrepreneurial people and allow our country to take its rightful place among the dynamic high-growth economies.