Thilo Sarrazin

Germany Abolishes Itself: How We're Putting Our Country in Jeopardy

16:05 min
Economics, Politics, Sociology
463 pages, 2010

In a world facing significant social and demographic changes, this short tackles the urgent issues confronting modern Germany. Thilo Sarrazin examines how declining birth rates among the educated and an increased reliance on welfare are precipitating a looming crisis. With a focus on high-level group differences, Sarrazin presents a clear diagnosis of the problem, arguing that unchecked immigration and educational decline are compounding societal challenges. Offering pragmatic solutions through strategic approaches, he advocates for stringent immigration criteria, revolutionary educational reforms, and a restructured welfare system to rejuvenate Germany's social and economic situation. Sarrazin’s work sparked heated debates across Germany and beyond, challenging societal norms and prompting widespread discourse on immigration, education, and welfare systems.

Thilo Sarrazin

Thilo Sarrazin is a German author, economist, and former politician known for his contentious views on immigration, social policy, and economics. He served as a member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank until 2010, a position that underscored his influence and expertise in economic matters. Sarrazin gained widespread attention with his best-selling book "Deutschland schafft sich ab" ("Germany Abolishes Itself"), in which he critiques Germany's immigration policy and its impact on the country's future. His works often spark public debate and have positioned him as a polarizing figure in discussions concerning Germany's social and economic policies.


Germany faces a critical demographic decline, primarily due to low birth rates among the educated and higher rates among the less educated and immigrants, exacerbating educational and economic challenges.
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