How is life as a tax analyst

5 things you missed on TV yesterday

1. Frontal 21 (ZDF): That is why banks are destroying our democracy

In the research magazine Frontal 21 yesterday evening, among other things, it was about how banks evade their tax debt by posting billions in profits in tax havens. Why the German government is partly to blame for this. And how that ultimately damages democracy.

While normal German citizens have to pay decent taxes on their salaries, banks often go a different way, according to a study by the aid organization Oxfam. For example, Europe's 20 largest banks booked around 25 billion euros in tax havens last year. That's 26 percent of the total profits.

This tax evasion affects not only rich countries like Germany, but above all also the poor. Charlotte Becker from Oxfam said on the program yesterday: “This deprives countries of the financial resources they need for investments in education, health, infrastructure, social security. That is disastrous for the fight against poverty. "

There is a way to hold banks accountable. However, some industrialized countries, including the German government, are resisting this. Financial and tax analyst Markus Meinzer from the Tax Justice Network said on the program:
"In particular, Finance Minister Schäuble and the CDU as a party have been arguing so far at the federal level, at the European level, against the fact that such group balance sheet data are broken down by country and made public."

Meinzer has a clear stance on this: “That shows how fundamentally perverse, rotten and disintegrating this system has become. You lose people, you lose voters, you also lose confidence in democracy, in the rule of law. "

2. Markus Lanz (ZDF): Come on, let's save Africa

First they chatted about soft porn and German fears, then the show became a benefit gala. A typical evening with Markus Lanz.

Yesterday evening guests at Lanz: political scientist Albrecht von Lucke, actress Michaela May, ex-Stasi prisoner Mario Röllig and journalist Olaf Sundermeyer.

It was a typical Lanz setting. Albrecht von Lucke analyzed the Schulz-Zug-Bremse in Saarland and Olaf Sundermeyer presented his book on gang crime in Germany. Mario Röllig reported on failed attempts to escape from the GDR and Michaela May recalled role offers for films with sonorous names, such as "Grimm's fairy tales for lustful couples". Then everyone chatted a little about German fears and the so-called no-go areas in criminal metropolitan areas.

The fear, the good old fear. It is always a grateful topic in Germany. One would think that nowhere else do people shake their knees more when thinking about life than in this country. Markus Lanz charmingly points out her age to studio guest Michaela May ...

Read more in the TV review: Come on, let's save Africa

3. Alpha animals (3Sat): An expedition

The documentation "Alpha Animals" asks what role bosses still play in companies today. It should be clear to everyone that executives have an influence on the working life of their employees. But what influence does the job have on the bosses themselves?

It quickly becomes clear that every manager has to have a certain will to power. In addition, bosses are increasingly being trained in corporate management. And the digital world has flattened the hierarchy significantly.

4. ZDFzeit - Das Jahrhunderthaus (ZDF): Changing leisure time

A new episode yesterday in the Jahrhunderthaus was about work and leisure in the 1920s, 1950s and 1970s. You learn how dirty clothes were washed with the help of a washboard in the 1920s, how four people travel in a VW Beetle and what zeitgeist prevailed in the epochs.

Celebrities like the medic and cabaret artist Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen, the cultural anthropologist Prof. Gunther Hirschfelder and the historian Prof. Andreas Rödder the changes.

5. Rosins Restaurants (Cable 1): Tidying up the home

This week, star chef Frank Rosins went back to his home country. Uwe and Anja Zimmermann run the cellar pizzeria “Piccolino” in the Ruhr area in Duisburg. With their specialization in gluten- and lactose-free pasta and pizzas, they actually have an interesting business idea.

But the alleged niche in the market does not attract any guests. Maybe also because the trained plumber and his wife have no idea how to cook or calculate. And the two of them don't even know the dishes on their menu. Rosin has to clean up.

Photos: ZDF, 3Sat

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