Germany's potential for a new role in the world
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Just the start of a model to answer to a post on linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-germany-cannot-lead-west-michael-weidokal
Germany has of course not the size to determine world politics, but it is big enough to serve as a role model that could foster change around the world.
My concern, however, is that neither Angela Merkel nor Martin Schulz are of a visionary type to change towards a role model. Once, we follow the trend of higher military spending, and if we continue to ignore the proposals to emancipate Africa, and if we do not distinguish between sources and sinks e.g. when spending money in southern Europe, Germany would just stay a bit longer better off.
Germany could show how quality and productivity lead to wealth, but most of its wealth is based on other countries who buy it. That can't be a role model unless we consider to share the wealth from the productivity gains, e.g. by universal basic incomes.
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