Heiner Flassbeck: The political elephant in the china store – and why you can’t or won’t see it

In English there is the beautiful expression of the “elephant in the room”, which is very big, but seemingly not discovered by anyone. People talk about all kinds of things that are in the room, only the elephant does not appear. Even if in a china store with an elephant – to use a German elephant image – the cups just tumble off the walls, people tend to believe in an earthquake rather than in the role of the elephant.



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