Everything You Knew about Israel’s Economy is Wrong

What does economic history have to do with a country’s national identity? In Israel’s case, a great deal. The myth of a socialist ideal morphing into a neo-liberal global powerhouse is captivating but contains far more complex processes, and many run contrary to the national self-image. Follow the gestation and birth of Israel’s economy under the shadow of war, peace and privatization in a discussion with Dr Arie Krampf about his book “The Israeli Path to Neo-Liberalism: The State, Continuity and Change.”

 


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One comment on “Everything You Knew about Israel’s Economy is Wrong

  1. David Jones says:

    Greater love hath no poor Israeli than this, to willingly suffer their poverty for the sake of the neo-liberal economy. BS! I suggest you sacrifice you middle-class lifestyle for the same and then interview this man again.

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