Author: Pascal Bührig
Country: Germany, Frankfurt
Affiliation: Junge Liberale
In times of heated emotional debates where the loudest voices declare onesideness and self-righteousness “virtues”, liberalism has a unique call: Instead of forcing the world into an ideological shape, as I have believed for many years as a socialist, liberals must make out solutions that bring opposing sides together for common benefit. Problems are solved by leveraging on the insights of countless individuals, empowering their best ideas and holding them liable for bad ones. Therefore, sketching policy proposals that reconcile effectiveness, responsibility and realism on people’s diverse preferences has become my personal passion ever since.
I am a financial economist by education. As an investment consulting, I help pension funds and endowments strengthen their bargaining position. My deep-felt concerns center around every possibility to address social issues by reshaping markets, including economic inequality, capital market regulation, fighting climate change or providing affordable housing. Besides LYMEC, I write as a blogger on a variety of other platforms, and participate in policy papers within the German Liberals as well as the nonpartisan think tanks.