In a rapidly changing world, MADE in Germany examines the risks and benefits of digitalization and its impact on the way we work, what we earn and how we live. The program also investigates the ethics of business, and showcases young entrepreneurs who are redefining the workplace. Instead of just crunching the numbers, MADE delves deeper into issues and also explores the emotional side to stories.
There's a shortage of some 5.5 million homes on the American housing market. Supply is low, demand is high. Wealthy buyers can offer much more than the asking price which sparks a bidding war. Buying property in the USA often comes down to luck.
At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the Hungarian government introduced changes to the health care system. Doctors' salaries have gone up significantly, but nursing and care workers have been left empty-handed. Two health care workers speak out.
Ancient cultures wanted to appease the gods with sacrifices. Today, massive bribes are paid to secure undue advantages – for example building contracts. But corruption is economically damaging, expensive, and poisons social morale.
Martin Herrenknecht turned his construction equipment company into a market leader. The entrepreneur supports alternative energy but opposes windmills—at least in his own backyard. Isn’t that a bit of a contradiction? A candid interview.
Populists are toxic to the economy. Despite their bombastic promises of economic boom times ahead, they often drag down GDP. Their protectionist tendencies serve to isolate the country, and they also rack up debt.
Belarus and Hong Kong are two different regimes with two different authoritarian governments, but many of the results are the same. Young people and the highly educated flee, with devastating consequences for the countries and their economies.
Worldwide, our desire to be online 24/7 generates billions of wasted kWh. How much does the average family consume as they live their daily lives? Why don't businesses invest enough in energy-saving technology?