What we wish
In the coming year, we wish for a world without natural disasters, without tyrants, without torturers, without hunger, without war and terror, without slavery, without child labor, without oppression of women, without religious fundamentalists, without insane politicians, in other words, a just, brotherly-sisterly world whose people live healthily in dignity and freedom and tolerate each other. This up front.
And now the smaller wishes: that 2013 will be the year of the older workers. That German politicians are willing to work together for the common good and debate in the Bundestag again instead of on talk shows. That they take the concerns and problems of the (federal) states more seriously and not only find some new ideas for their redevelopment, but also implement them. The commitment of the Bundestag to repeal two old laws for each new law. The word ‘plastic deposit’ in the Basic Law. A tax reform à la (Paul) Kirchhoff with fewer types of taxes and less bureaucracy. — Speaking of red tape, for the private equity and alternative finance industry and its investors, we would like to see the AIFM guidelines radically simple and not overburdened with complicating nastiness. For angel investors, we would like to see even more support from the Ministry of Finance and Economics.
Now let’s move on to the many other requests: An FYB App. A legal limit on the rip-off services of all cell phone operators. That light bulbs last 10 years. CDs that can be freed from their cellophane sleeves within a minute. That the smart analysts and consultants of the banks explain to their clients why they themselves are not rich. Teaching ‘1×1 of economics and finance’ in schools. That the reformers of spelling are ashamed. That the superstar of business and politics is now being sought, and please not by Dieter Bohlen. Finally, a history TV channel. More time to read.
Be the change you want to see (Mahatma Ghandi).