3 Points –
1 – Thilo Sarrazin, a member of the Bundesbank’s board, proclaimed that because of the country’s shrinking population, immigrants and the underclass are having too many children, and the well-educated native Germans too few. He argued that Biologically, culturally and professionally Germany is dumbing down.
2 – Germany isn’t doing enough to bring immigrants into the social and economic mainstream.
3 – For several decades Germany expected workers from Turkey and elsewhere to leave like polite guests. It then had the idea of multi-kulti – that they could live in Germany without fully belonging to it. Recently Germans, or at least the political class, had begun to accept that Germany is an “immigration country” with a responsibility to integrate immigrants fully into national life.
How should Germany proceed with multi-kulti?
How did Sarrazin come to this conclusion as an economist, when there is evidence that the German economy is doing very well?
1 Point –
Germany’s economy is doing very well currently, and German businesses longs for more immigration as long as the new immigrants have useful skills. The government is working on a law that would make it easier for the hundreds of thousands of immigrants in Germany with professional qualifications to have them recognised so that they can contribute more to the economy and complete meaningful jobs.