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Isn't that typically German, economist?
#09 – Present photography meets future economics
P: Look, economist, isn't this the most typical image from Germany you can imagine?
E: I see dustbins sorted by type of waste in the foreground and allotment gardens in the background.
P: What do you think, did I take the photo because I succumbed to prejudice?
E: I would say that you took a photo of a stereotype but an accurate stereotype. In Germany, about one million leaseholders of allotment gardens are organized in around 15,000 allotment garden associations. No country in Europe has more of those tiny gardens. And by the way: Most German allotments are in Leipzig, with 52 plots per 1,000 inhabitants, followed by Bremen and Frankfurt am Main.
P: And what about recycling?
E: No European country has higher recycling rates than Germany. Germany's municipal waste recycling rate is 70 per cent, followed by Austria, 62 per cent, in last place is Malta with 10 per cent.
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P: Hey, Mr. Google.
P: You're not trying to tell me you had those numbers in your head, are you?
E: I didn’t claim that.
P: I sometimes wonder if your answers are from artificial intelligence. Maybe you are made of artificial intelligence yourself.
E: Maybe you are not that intelligent, photographer.
P: How can I be sure about you?
E: On occasion, we should go have a beer together. Artificial intelligence can't do that, can it?
P: Not yet, I guess.
E: Then we should hurry.