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.”



This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.

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2 comments 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.

  2. Eduardo Cruz Galvão says:

    Very interesting interview. I bought this book to try to understand better all the evolution of the challenges of the israeli people and government in such a deep perspective. Thanks you for this podcast !

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