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The Essential Architecture of Small-Scale Networks

Gidi Grinstein | Posted 06.15.2014 | World
Gidi Grinstein

The interplay among many interconnected and interdependent "small units" that operate in a transparent environment and on a leveled playing field, where none is allowed to dominate, is a fundamental requirement for pragmatism, prosperity and resilience in both economics and politics. This insight is ancient to Judaism and has been highlighted by modern thinkers such as Nasim Taleb in Antifragility.

Israel Has Highest Poverty Rate In Developed World

Posted 05.15.2013 | World

Israel has the highest poverty rate in the developed world, Haaretz concludes based on a new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and De...

Report Shows Grim Trend Toward Income Inequality in Israel

Nathan Lipson | Posted 05.06.2013 | World
Nathan Lipson

Unlike many developed countries, in Israel, good data is hard to come by. Income inequality was never a major issue in Israel and so it received little attention. But now, as it became a major concern, data is starting to pop up. The data points to a grim conclusion.

Israel at 64: Farewell to Hysteria -- Welcome to Pragmatism

Carlo Strenger | Posted 06.25.2012 | World
Carlo Strenger

First of all Mazaltov to us all: Israel is celebrating its 64th independence day. The festivities will make us forget for a day that, at 64, Israel's internal discourse is haunted by profound insecurities.

Netanyahu Unveils Economic Rescue Plan

Haaretz | Tal Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz unveiled on Thursday a rescue plan for Israel's "plummeting" ecomony....

Israeli Parliament Sworn In, President Calls For Peace

The Huffington Post | Catherine Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The 18th Knesset was sworn in today in Israel as Benjamin Netanyahu continues to try to form a coalition government. Israeli President Shimon Peres o...

Israel Is About to Make a Misjudgement as Disastrous as Gaza

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

In a few days, it looks likely to re-elect Benjamin Netanyahu as Prime Minister once again. This is a man calling for the violent re-occupation of Gaza to "liquidate" its elected government.

Where are the Jews? Why is Israel Missing from the G20?

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Hanft

Am I the only person wondering why Israel isn't included in the G20? Could it be the extra cost of the Kosher food?