November 29th, 2001

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Упадок и падение израильского государства,

Очередной перл из Jerusalem Post:
Depoliticizing the youth movements
By David Newman
(November 28)

После долгого обсуждения проблем порожденных политизацией молодежных движение вроде "Потомков Акивы" и "Молодой Гвардии" ( Bney Akiva & HaShomer Ha Tzair ), автор призывает к деполитизации этих славны учреждений следующим образом:
The only way to depoliticize the youth movements is to grant them public funding directly through the government ministries instead of transferring it via the political parties which are responsible for the ideological socialization of their charges. It would not cost any more than at present - it may even be cheaper because the "middle agent," the political party, could be cut out of the chain.
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Упадок и падение израильского государства

Статья в Jerusalem Post:
Frayed at the edges
By Eetta Prince-Gibson
(November 28)

О тяжелой участи работников израильской текстильной промышленности.
But Israel's textile industry is a stark example of the effects of globalization and lack of long-term planning on the economy and on society.
In the 1950s, Israel set up hundreds of textile plants in development towns and peripheral regions throughout Israel. Arnon Keren, an industrialist who has worked in the industry for decades, believes that this was a good idea in its time./.../
THE SEWING plant in Mitzpe Ramon is a prime example of the process. The plant had operated for nearly 20 years, providing a minimum wage /emphasize mine - T./ to working women in the desert town where the threat of unemployment hovers over everyone. /.../
Delta Galil has received nearly $35 million dollars in government grants since 1987, according to Danielle Ralf, spokeswoman for the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. Keren insists that this should give the government some leverage over the company's decisions.
"Since Delta received large sums of money in the past," Keren says, "the government could have demanded that they keep the plant in Horfeish open, even at a loss."

Другими словами, текстильная фабрика в Нижнем Урюпинске приносит одни убытки - однако тот факт что государство потратило на эту никому не нужную фабрику туеву хучу денег означает что и в дальнейшем фабрика должна дотироваться государством. Если это не апология статизма, то я испанский летчик.
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Упадок и падение израильского государства

На этот раз - статья из Хаареца,
Thursday, November 29, 2001 Kislev 14, 5762
Disclosure and accountability
By Ephraim Reiner

Статья обсуждает и осуждает балаган, царящий при распределении дотаций разнообразным предприятиям. В качестве решения проблемы предлагается - Вы не поверите - более высокие требования к отчетности.
А corporation seeking to raise capital from the public must present a prospectus, submit it for the approval of the stock exchange and securities authorities, and publicize it. From the moment the company does this, it loses its "privacy" and must report to the public: annual and quarterly reports, as well as any item of news that is liable to affect its business standing/
Making a pitch to the government is actually like turning to the public. After all, the government's money, invested under legislation promoting investments, is the citizens' money.

Indeed, really, I knew it all along.
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Упадок и падение израильского государства

Заметка в Hаареце
Shalom / finance minister - T./ accuses Klein / central bank governor - T./ of `living in another world'
By Moti Bassok
The Bank of Israel was living in another world.

The decision by the central bank governor on Monday "to cut interest rates by 0.3 percent is not sufficient, does not satisfy the consumer and does not contribute to bringing the economy out of its slump," Finance Minister Silvan Shalom told the press yesterday in his Jerusalem office. Shalom was reacting to David Klein's reduction of the interest rate to 5.8 percent. According to Shalom, the whole world knows that in times like these, the government and the central bank must help the local economy. The Bank of Israel should take a more aggressive policy, he said. Shalom stressed the unprecedented sums that the government was investing in infrastructure - NIS 8 billion - while the central bank "was refusing to do its part."

According to the finance minister, with interest rates so high, it was no surprise that unemployment had reached 9.3 percent in the last quarter. In Shalom's words, Israel could not continue with one arm - the government - doing all that it could to promote growth and to cut unemployment, while
decision by the central bank governor on Monday "to cut interest rates

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