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Hartz IV

In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... Read more

Zeitgeist

Citizens in Berlin enjoy unbeatable living standards and record-low unemployment levels supported by the continent’s strongest economy. Right? Wrong. Germany's booming capital is the capital of welfare and homelessness. Meet those left in the cold. Read more

Politics

The Deutsches Theater takes on populist insanity in a timely production of Marat/Sade Jan 8, 15 and 24. Read more

Theatre & Dance

The truth about the Iberian welfare invasion: as immigrants from Spain and the rest of the crisis-stricken EU continue to flood into Germany, fears of Hartz-IV parasitism abound. But are they justified? Read more

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Think finding a flat is hard? Try it as an unemployed welfare recipient. For Berlin’s most vulnerable residents, the housing shortage is becoming a homeless crisis. People in Germany's Hartz-IV system are facing the streets. Read more

Zeitgeist

Konrad wanted to get stoned and go to the movies. But because the CSU are such dicks he had to write this instead. Read more

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The new government says it's going to be all about fairness. But Germany under Merkel is getting less and less fair. Read more

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Why does it always take a left-wing politician to destroy the welfare state? Read more

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