From neoliberals to hippie dreamers, the spectrum of people talking about basic income runs the gamut. Read our interview with one of its proponents and then go learn more for yourself on Thu, Jul 7 at SRH Hochschule's basic income conference. more

Jun 28, 2016 1:20 AM Zeitgeist

Konrad Werner: Berlin is screwing its renters

Berlin is supposed to be one of the best cities for protecting tenants' rights. But all the laws that do that – rent caps and Milieuschutz – are just bits of extra bureaucracy for property investors to work through. more

May 9, 2016 11:30 AM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Konrad Werner: Cash caps are for your own good, just don't ask why

Last week, the German Finance Ministry said it was thinking about ordering a €5000 cap on cash payments. They said it was for fighting crime and terrorism, because that's the easiest for you to understand. more

Feb 8, 2016 1:00 PM The Berlin Blog

This month marks the one-year anniversary of Germany's minimum wage, but plenty of Berlin restaurants still aren't paying workers the legal €8.50/hour, at least on paper. How do they get away with it? And why might it actually be a good thing? more

Jan 19, 2016 12:00 PM Zeitgeist

Just because a company pays us for content doesn't mean we don't like it. Learn why you should use our writer's new favourite peer-to-peer currency exchange service! more

Jul 3, 2015 2:00 PM Sponsored 1 Comments

Here's another peek into our "Rich in Berlin" issue. Self-described as one of Berlin's one percent, Nathan Duc Köstlin shares his tale of the sweet life. Read that here and find many more fascinating stories in the print edition. more

Jan 15, 2015 11:30 AM People 1 Comments

With Berlin’s biggest dance festival Tanz Im August coming to a close this Sunday, we take a look at the current dance climate. Over 1500 professional dancers and choreographers currently call the Haupstadt home, can it cope with more? more

Aug 28, 2014 12:00 PM Stage 1 Comments

Konrad Werner: Sick of bankers whinging about the minimum wage

Bankers are in favour of slavery. One day they'll admit it. One day. more

Jul 4, 2014 11:15 AM The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: Coalition of the chilling

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

Dec 20, 2013 10:30 AM The Berlin Blog 3 Comments

Amok Mama: Capitalism has failed

Jacinta is in line with Konrad. Here's a continuing exploration into the trappings and failings of capitalism, courtesy of The Berlin Blog. more

Dec 16, 2013 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 7 Comments

Konrad Werner: Is the economy real?

Konrad needs someone to explain the economy to him. more

Dec 13, 2013 10:00 AM The Berlin Blog 10 Comments

Seymour Gris: Hey, property investors, stop throwing money at our bubble

Seymour Gris' open letter to cash-heavy investors looking to park their money in Germany's capital – Berlin might be the place to be; but maybe not the place to buy. more

Oct 23, 2013 3:00 PM The Berlin Blog

NOW ONLINE! Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin. We know you have burning questions about the most practical things in Germany, but why bother your German friends? Write to more

Oct 9, 2013 12:00 PM Features 1 Comments

Seymour Gris: Old white guy revolution?

Who's in this brand new "anti-euro" party? Visions of swastikas might be circling in your head, but the Alternative für Deutschland leadership is not what you'd expect. more

Apr 15, 2013 3:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Setting up a first bank account in Berlin is a monumental task facing expats. Get a helping hand from Hans-Torsten Richter as he shares his advice on opening your first 'Geldkonto'. more

Mar 13, 2013 3:15 PM Features

INTERVIEW. LA-based playwright Guy Zimmerman explores complications of sexuality in The Black Glass, which made its international debut at Ballhaus Ost. Catch it next on Feb 8. more

Feb 5, 2013 11:40 AM Stage 1 Comments

Konrad Werner: Keeping the ethic alive

Come on guys, everyone knows that work is basically an ideology. Sometimes the government even admits it. more

Nov 30, 2012 8:30 AM The Berlin Blog

German pensioners are more opulent than most: cruises, second homes and perma-sun-tans. But the age of fat state pensions is over though and the media and big insurers have gone into doomsday mode. Should we be saving our pennies for old age? more

Nov 27, 2012 2:00 PM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

Seymour Gris: Five euros to save the world?

Germany has the most successful renewable energy policy in the world, but now half the country is foaming at the month about a few euros a month to pay for it. more

Oct 16, 2012 1:45 PM The Berlin Blog

While you sit around drinking Sternis in Görlitzer Park on these warm summer evenings, some people could actually be there to work. Exberliner investigates the lived realities behind poor-but-not-sexy, which are closer to yours than you think. more

Aug 16, 2012 1:00 PM Features 3 Comments

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