October 2, 2020 | The EU Advocate General, who prepares decisions of the European Court of Justice, has established a fundamental obligation of public authorities to accept euro cash. At the same time, he has adopted the exceedingly creative anti-cash position of the EU Commission with regard to possible exceptions.
June 15, 2020 | The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice, composed of 15 judges, today held the oral hearings on the questions referred by the Bundesverwaltungegericht (Federal Administrative Court) in my case against Hessischer Rundfunk regarding their refusal to accept payment in cash. The Advocate General announced that he would issue his recommendation on September 20.
June 10, 2020 | In Germany and beyond, public policy in response to the Corona crisis operates with an unspoken basic assumption: the claims of capital are sacred. This is unfair and economically unreasonable.
June 2, 2020 | A few months ago, Werner Rügemer’s intriguing typology of the financial players dominating capitalism in the 21. century was published in an English translation. With kind permission of the author I am publishing a longish teaser from “The Capitalists of the 21st Century”.
May 4, 2020 | In the 30 days to May 4, the weblog “Money and more” registered more than 1 million page impressions for the first time. In the same 30 days, the number of unique visitors was 238.000. Most of the visitors are reading the blogposts in German, but I am hoping to attract more international readers over time. Thank you very much for your interest and your trust in my comments and analysis.
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the powerful central bank of central banks, has published a paper that is scandalous in more than one respect. They advocate worldwide adoption of the Indian government’s approach to data-sharing, which will result in every Indian citizen being stripped of all privacy. …
February 7, 2020 | Dear readers, after almost six years it was time for modernizing this website. The most important changes are a dynamic layout and secure (https-)connections. There are some further improvements, in particular in this English-language section of the website. …