In the world of postmodernism, the only paradigm to take into account is that of the Semblance . The statue is a creation narrative that replaces the reality, and acquires the force of reality as much as patently false. (Berlusconi worker, Catholic Salvini, the government crisis in Italy, etc).
And if you look closely you discover that Berlusconi is obviously not a worker, which Salvini does not follow Catholic morality at any point, and that in Italy is the usual balance of power in the hands of the usual. But one of the features of the statue is this: buy realism based on his blatant lies.
Today we add another simulacrum: the “crisis in Germany.”
In fact, Germany has reached one or two years ago the record of exports, so a lack of growth can not be defined “crisis”. But the problem is that in the postmodern world we build a simulacrum to hide a real phenomenon. Berlusconi worker had been built to hide Berlusconi billionaire Catholic Salvini is built to hide a pig without conscience, the crisis of government is built to hide the effects of government policy, and so on.
What’s going on, therefore, in Germany? And because it serves a simulacrum?
The point is (but I speak extensively later) that Trump has destroyed the world trade, causing a sudden drop in trade on a global scale. Obviously, countries that export a lot (such as China, Germany, but also Italy) will suffer as a decrease in exports.
But the real problem lies in exports, but in the surplus. That is, if you export a lot but then imported even more, you are in the US conditions, whose industry is very competitive, which causes a massive import from abroad.
Thus, Germany has not so much a problem of increasing the ‘export (could be a happy country with current levels) but maintain a high trade surplus. He needs it because a past population boom is going to cause an increase in pension expenditure (in truth, the phenomenon has already begun).
In short, Germany has the problem of keeping up the surplus. As the trade surplus is the difference between export and import, and exports has an uncertain fate, the government can only do one thing: decreasing imports.
It is a budget in two columns, and if you can not increase revenue can only decrease the exits. This is obvious.
How will they do? Oh, actually it began about six months after the arrival of Trump in power. How does Germany to protectionism? It has several ways of doing it, which he’s added one. Those classics are:
- The state (in various forms) holds significant stakes in many major industries. It can put pressure because “will buy German”. is the classic method, and suddenly foreign suppliers begin to lose the races.
- The state imposes (on different layers, mean central reasons, city) a series of certifications and regulations that require certifications. Since the branching of certifications is tremendous, many small foreign companies give up.
- The state reform. For example, you are talking about a health care reform, the so-called Krankenkasse. It is a reform that, if it goes ahead, it could greatly reduce the import of biomedical products. How are things with high value added. The same applies to other high-spending areas, such as schools, transport and more.
- The state preaches a strict policy impacting the entire public service. And if there are taxes on transport (= Diesel), then the player who has the highest price. An example of this is below: < / Ul>