Custom Brewed Lifestyle: The Booming Coffee Industry and Those It's Left Behind

Custom Brewed Lifestyle The Booming Coffee Industry and Those It's Left Behind

For decades, coffee was about as exciting as washing powder and detergent. But today it has become a lifestyle statement. The bean boom, though, hides the brutal economic realities behind coffee production. By DER SPIEGEL staff more... Comment ]

Game for the Wealthy: The Ongoing Battle against Tax Havens

Game for the Wealthy The Ongoing Battle against Tax Havens

The Paradise Papers offer only the most recent look into the widespread practice of tax avoidance. Governments around the world have taken steps recently to block such strategies, but it is unclear whether they will ultimately be successful. By Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]


Digital Darwinism: We Need New Rules for the Internet Economy

Digital Darwinism We Need New Rules for the Internet Economy

Antitrust laws only go so far when addressing companies that don't produce any physical goods. It is time to negotiate a new set of rules. Otherwise, our future economy will be dominated by just a few companies. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Armin Mahler more... Comment ]

Out of Nowhere: The Three Students Who Uncovered 'Dieselgate'

Out of Nowhere The Three Students Who Uncovered 'Dieselgate'

The diesel emissions scandal has already cost Volkswagen 25 billion euros, and no end is in sight. But how did it start? In a corrugated iron shack in the forests of West Virginia, discovered by a trio of university students. By Philipp Oehmke more... Comment ]


Airbus Corruption Scandal: A Golden Handshake Worth 80 Million Euros

Airbus Corruption Scandal A Golden Handshake Worth 80 Million Euros

In the Airbus corruption scandal, CEO Airbus has pointed the finger at a Paris-based sales division. But according to information obtained by DER SPIEGEL, he authorized an 80-million-euro severance package for the former head of that division, Jean-Paul Gut. By Rafael Buschmann, Jürgen Dahlkamp, Dinah Deckstein, Gunther Latsch, Jörg Schmitt and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]

Exploring the 'Bullshit Castle': Airbus Corruption Scandal May Lead Straight to the Top

Exploring the 'Bullshit Castle' Airbus Corruption Scandal May Lead Straight to the Top

A potentially vast corruption scandal threatens to overrun Airbus, with a Paris-based sales group suspected of having paid bribes around the world. German CEO Tom Enders is leading the clean-up effort, but documents reveal that he might not be as spotless as he claims. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


The Arrival of Tesla: German Auto Giants Face an Existential Challenge

The Arrival of Tesla German Auto Giants Face an Existential Challenge

BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen have been struggling to adapt to the advent of the electric car, held back by conservatism and internal challenges. Now, Tesla is making inroads in Germany -- and the country's automakers face an uncertain future. By Simon Hage more... Comment ]

Dr. Smartphone: The Medical Profession's Digital Revolution Is Here

Dr. Smartphone The Medical Profession's Digital Revolution Is Here

The health care sector is facing a far-reaching and unpredictable revolution. Smartphones are capable of replacing many devices that have become standard in medical practices and some apps will soon be able to provide diagnoses as well. Patients are becoming less reliant on doctors. By Martin U. Müller more... Comment ]


Tainting the Beautiful Game: How Asian Match-Fixers Are Infiltrating European Football

Tainting the Beautiful Game How Asian Match-Fixers Are Infiltrating European Football

Asian investors are buying into European football clubs, bringing money, new players and hope along with them. But some are engaged in match-fixing, manipulating games and earning millions off crooked bets. They have already infiltrated a number of teams. By Rafael Buschmann and Tim Röhn more... Comment ]