A New Women Quota For Germany

Germany will soon have a law which demands that executive boards must include women. Time has moved fast. What would have been an innocuous or irrelevant piece of legislation a decade ago tastes very badly with this entire culture war backdrop in 2021. There are already women quotas for the dubious supervisory boards and it looks like only a matter of time until we are in an affirmative-action jungle where everything is rewarded but merit.

little correction: I said 1 in 3 board members. Yet it’s 1 if a board is larger than 3. The mistake is immaterial for the overall discussion.

source (also for the thumbnail quote):
https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/frauenquote-vorstaende-kabinett-beschluss-101.html

An In Depth Discussion of The Democracy Satisfaction Study of The Friedrich Ebert Foundation

I looked into the study “Trust in Democracy” by the authors Roberto Heinrich and J√ľrgen Hofrichter of the Friedrich Ehrhard Foundation, a party-proxy foundation of the Social Democrats, to see where people are actually hurting and why satisfaction with how our government is run is so poor.

Trust in the media is plummeting to American levels. Only one in five thinks our parties are trustworthy although our constitution, unlike democratic constitutions, is designed to make us completely dependent on them and their leaders. The study asks participants about their suggestions to the problems and how they rank the conflicts of our time.

Link to the study:
http://www.fes.de/cgi-bin/gbv.cgi?id=15621&ty=pdf

Blonde’s (Rebecca Hargreave) video on the Harvard Study about immigration and social cohesion.