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 14. 2020 | Sudan has a transitional government that depends on the goodwill of the USA. This is an opportunity to use the country for the largest field trial to date, to put an entire population on the digital leash through cash abolition and a universal basic income.
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 8, 2020 | In many countries of the monetary union there are upper limits for cash payments. The European Central Bank (ECB) and the EU Commission have rubberstamped them, relying on a rather obscure legal basis. Using documents obtained from the archives of EU institutions, I can show that the ECB’s and the Commission’s reasoning are based on a misinterpretation.
June 7, 2020 | On June 15, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg will hear my case against Hessischer Rundfunk on the questions regarding European curreny law referred to it by the German Federal Administrative Court (Bundesverwaltungsgericht) The consequences of the ruling could be far-reaching.
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”.
Mai 27, 2020 | Ten years ago, the rich and powerful Rockefeller Foundation played through and favorably described a scenario in which a pandemic would lead to autocratic forms of government with total surveillance and control of citizens. Now it has published a pandemic plan to make this scenario a reality.