Prices are rising and rising. More and more people are asking themselves how they are going to survive the next few months in view of the high costs of energy and food. There is a lot of criticism of the government's measures, because the relief measures that have been decided are only a drop in the ocean for many. The political left protests for alternatives and demands redistribution. At the beginning of this discussion, there are many questions: what actually is inflation? How does the gas levy work? Are higher wages to blame for the increase in prices? Here you will find answers to these and other questions from the left perspective.
We live and work in an economic order characterised by uncertainty and competition. The pursuit of profit drives the economy, often at the expense of people and nature. As long as we (have to) submit to this logic, the idea that government or science or the central bank has economic developments under control or that "our economy" will eventually be back in balance is an illusion. Instability is part of the core of capitalism, and inflation cannot simply be "turned off".
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Bundesweiter Mietendeckel nötig und möglich! (external link, opens in a new window)
«Kurz & bündig»: Um was geht es bei der Gasumlage und wer profitiert davon? (external link, opens in a new window)
Übergewinnsteuer: Bis zu 100 Milliarden Euro an Einnahmen möglich (external link, opens in a new window)
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