The German ministry for education and science (BMBF) has published a study in which it puts forward a Chinese-style social credit system for Germany. A translated quote from the long version on an official BMBF https://www.vorausschau.de/vorausschau/de/home/home_node.html#zukuenfte (the web site's design is atrocious, trying to find the information is quite difficult). “Highly controversial at the beginning, the bonus point system is largely accepted in the 2030s. It establishes new norms in everyday life that were not possible before. The participatory development of the rules also ensures greater acceptance among the population. Approval of the bonus system is growing, particularly in view of the increasing dynamics of climate change. A point-based evaluation, for example, the of ecological footprint—helps to make the polluter-pays principle transparent.'' Participation in the point system would be voluntary in the sense that not participating would bring very real drawbacks. Another quote: “The bonus system is also helpful for the labor market, which continues to suffer from a shortage of skilled workers. system is helpful. It helps to identify qualification potential and efficiently organize the spatial mobility of the workforce.'' So, not participating would lead to lower chances of getting a job. China is explicitly mentioned as a role model.
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