Daniel Stelter

Daniel Stelter is the founder of the German think tank Beyond the Obvious and former member of Boston Consulting Group’s Executive Committee . [Germany] Follow him @thinkBTO

After Merkel: Germany’s Tax State Faces Its Limits

Denying the root causes for the increased frustration of the public with existing policies is not going to regain trust. “Populism” will continue to gain support.

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After Merkel: Lax Migration Rules Trigger More Poverty

The entire increase in the share of people running the risk of poverty since 2005 is due to the bigger share of immigrants in the German society.

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How the Merkel Government Makes up Its Statistics

In reality, German government debt levels have been going up during Merkel’s 12-year reign – and this despite a booming economy.

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Welcome to Poor Germany

How the Merkel government is risking Germany’s future by underinvestment and other ill-applied policy approaches.

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Will Italy Spell the End of the Euro?

France and Germany will be very flexible in their response to Italian demands, irrespective of the official rhetoric from Berlin and Paris.

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Trump’s Trade Policy: An Opportunity for Germany

History teaches that everyone suffers from trade wars, but the biggest pain is incurred by those who run the big surpluses once it starts.

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How Germany’s Current-Account Surplus Will Correct Itself

Germany’s over-dependence on its automotive industry will be its undoing.

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Is Germany Really Poverty-Stricken?

Fake facts, presented under the cover of academic neutrality, become a 2017 election topic in Germany.

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Why Angela Merkel Should Be Grateful to Donald Trump

With Merkel lacking both an agenda and a vision, the US push to deal with Germany’s eternal export surplus is a welcome impetus for long overdue domestic reforms.

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Donald Trump’s New New Deal

Will Donald Trump’s economic policies finally lead the United States and Europe out of their economic malaise?

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