The German Pirate Party just won its Fourth State Election. Looking at these news, Rick Falkvinge gives his own five reasons why “Germany, of all countries, has such breakthrough success with their Pirate Party”. In my opinion, there is a Zeroeth Reason, that is important to not overlook if you care about digital rights and innovation. That Zeroeth Reason for all these victories is simply that Germany is in much better economic shape than most other countries these days.