Lars field is omnipresent in these times. In the midst of the worst economic crisis since the war, the opinion of the head of economic management is even more popular than usual. When will the upturn come? Are the state aid programs right? What happens after the pandemic? But within the grand coalition, a tough dispute over the personnel has broken out. SPD Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz wants to get rid of the market-liberal economist and replace it with a colleague closer to the state. “Especially in the Chancellery, Lars Feld’s steadfast expertise is perceived as a nuisance,” says CDU-affiliated circles. How could it possibly come this far?