You will easily get one at gas stations near or directly at the border, don't worry. Also, I don't know why do you want to drive to Jennerbahn via Austria? If you want to visit Salzburg, ok, but if not you won't save any time.
There is no such right. We are talking about sovereign debt, not a private mortgage. There is no way you can claim this debt if a sovereign country says "I won't pay back". There is no Inkasso. That's why there are rating agencies who access which country is safe and which is not. There is always a risk of loosing money, businesses should face it.
Otherwise maybe I should go and spend all my money on Greek government securities as the German government is willing to repay it to me anyway.
First of all, there always exists the risk of default (non-payment of debt). The higher the risk, the larger the profit one can earn by buying government securities. Those who bought toxic Greek debt did it because it was: a) too profitable in comparison to German or French debt; b.) they knew they will never suffer the risk of default because they can convince naive German taxpayers that this is their problem.
What about: a.) Greece defaults; b.) German banks which bought Greek debt default, too; c.) German businesses who hold accounts in these banks default, too.
So, who is to blame for these crisis, only Greece because it sold too much debt? What about buyers who don't want to face the risk of loosing all money as a result of faulty decision on their side?
Strike is ended, media report. Also you don't need DHL to send passport. I sent mine with normal letter (Großbrief, 1.45 euro), but to be 100% safe send it with registered letter (Einschreiben, +2 euros to the letter price), so you will get notice that it reached the embassy.
Yes as you misinterpret direct democracy. When majority of Germans decide to abolish Reinheitsgebot in Bavaria, this has nothing to do with democracy. Democracy is that things which affect Germany should be decided by majority of Germans, things which affect Bavaria should be decided by majority of Bavarians, and finally, things which affect your own house should be decided by majority of inhabitants. Id est, if you live alone, you're a single monarch in your house.
Obvious exception to this rule is about underage children, i.e. their parents vote for raising or lowering alcohol consumption age etc.
Gay marriage affect nobody but gays, so if you speak of any referendum, only gays should be allowed to take part in it. That is democracy.
You haven't answered my question, why are you still not in armed resistance against coup d'etat (which "emotion based judiciary" is)? I'm neither a citizen nor a resident so I'm happy enough that a right decision has been made. I don't care about legality as this is not my country. My grandfather also didn't care about legality of his stay in Germany in 1944, you know. Because he was just doing what is right, not what is legal.
I have no information about US justice system being "emotional". The only person who claims this is you. If other Americans on TT confirm it, then I will change my mind, maybe.
I'm definitely not an expert in US law, so can't comment on legality. This decision is right because... it is right.
I don't know why you started writing about France as this is forum about Germany which is a federation, much better one I would say. For example, there is no "taxation without representation", i.e. no Washington DC: Berlin is a normal state, the federal government has no say in its matters (except the airport). The Bundesrat system is enough, so any law which affect states should be approved by them.
Funnily enough, in the case of Germany the feds don't want single sex marriage while the states (Bundesrat) want it.
You guys expect too much from modern day economics. It is now on the level of 19 century physics, the pre-quantum era. You can claim that all physicists who lived and worked before 1925 were idiots. But without their job we would never end up with knowledge we have now.
Economics is complex as instead of atoms and electrons we have people who have their dreams and their decisions. A lot have been achieved in understanding how individual decisions results in overall country economy. But a lot yet have to be achieved. Lower your expectations from economists.
It's both. And you seem do deny your original point of marriage being "our society is shaped by many norms and traditions that pre-date modern democracy". Marriage in its current form, arrangement of two loving people, is legacy of 20 century. But the laws are outdated because co-habiting is not equalized to marriage. This shouldn't be the case.
https://www.destatis.de/DE/ZahlenFakten/GesellschaftStaat/Bevoelkerung/HaushalteFamilien/Tabellen/Familienformen.html 1996: 81,4% married, 4,8% in life partnership, 13,8% single, 2013: 69,9% married, 10% in life partnership, 20% single.
That's why less and less Germans want to marry. Many prefer raising children with their boyfriends/girlfriends because they don't really like these 19 century bullshit marriage laws of Germany. This is a fact. Thanks to this bullshit legislation in 50 years only same-sex couples will want to marry in this country (and only because they were banned from doing so for ages).
Poor argument. Can we justify kidnapping marriages since they exist for many centuries in certain cultures? There are still countries where such kidnappings are practiced yet none of them makes these legal.
Or what about Indian style marriages where parents decide whom to marry? This practice existed in Europe since forever yet at some point this was no more tolerated.
You are doing the same: strong accusation based on one mistake. I understand that you have never made any mistakes in your profession, right? Then you must be long term unemployed, because otherwise it's impossible.
I read Krugman for many years and I find him very smart. Although I don't agree that euro will fail he is absolutely right about weak countries in Eurozone. I remember only one major failure of his: when he analyzed GDP of Germany from 1990 ignoring the fact of unification and its influence on economy in the 90s. But well, as I said in the first paragraph, if you never make such mistakes, you must be unemployed.