In view of the growing disparity in the distribution of life chances especially for the lower income sectors, I formulate these hypotheses: (1) The crisis of the welfare state is a crisis in the heads of the economic and political elites; (2) The welfare state is a political barrier against the marketing of human labor; (3) The welfare state can be regained through a greater value creation and democratic solidarity. Friedhelm Hengsbach, The Welfare State in the Market Trap A hundred years ago, 8 farmers were needed to feel one non-farmer. Nowadays one farmer can feed 88 non-farmers