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  • Rich still getting richer

    January 16, 2014 | 2:38 pm

    The rich get richer. Andrew Jackson may have been the first to register the complaint in those terms. “When the laws undertake ... to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society... have a right to complain of the injustice to their Government.” ...

  • To frack or not to frack: is that a Jewish question?

    By Roger Price

    October 23, 2013 | 1:02 pm

       Did you know that fracking, the industrial process of extracting natural gas from shale rock is treif, that it violates Jewish values? Who knew? You could read the entire Torah, study the Mishnah and Gemara too, go through the commentaries of the rationalist Maimonides and the...

  • Israeli economics 101

    January 23, 2013 | 4:18 pm

    Ofek Lavian has two passions: business and Israel, his native land.

    What he felt that he was missing when he went to college at the University of Southern California was an opportunity to learn about his home country while interacting with people who shared his same interests in...

  • How chutzpah changed the world

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 16, 2012 | 11:28 am

    What does being an Israeli mean? For many years, people have tried to name this “thing” that we, Israelis, have. What is that “quality”? Lacking a scientific definition, people had to come up with a Hebrew name for it. There is not a word in the English vocabulary that has the same...

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  • Is an annuity right for you?

    March 15, 2012 | 11:10 am

    Grandpa’s fixed pension, that sweet and steady stream of income that started on the day he retired, is nearing extinction. Most Americans today will retire not on company checks, but on personal savings and Social Security. With interest rates low, the stock market jumpy and Congress...

  • Israel’s economic freedom ranking falls slightly

    September 20, 2011 | 11:31 am

    Israel ranks 83rd in the world in economic freedom, down two spots from last year, according to a new report.

    The Economic Freedom of the World Annual report issued Tuesday was based on data from 2009. Israel has now dropped 35 spots since 2005, according to the Jerusalem Institute...

  • Das Happy Kapital

    By Rob Eshman

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Last Monday, I took my ticket from the parking valet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, turned, and came face to face with John Kerry. He was standing beside me, staring at his cell phone.

    "Oh," I said to the senator, at a loss. "Hi."

    "Hi," he said, and turned back to his phone.

    The...
  • A Micro Solution to Macro Poverty

    By Richard Gunther

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    The outpouring of international charity for the victims of the Asian disasters is a clear sign that we humans are capable of enormous empathy

    and generosity.

    But the near-instant world reaction should go even farther. Now, the world's eyes are turned on an area of the globe where...

  • Economics and the Human Soul

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    May 22, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    We don't know who discovered water," Einstein said. But we do know one thing: "It wasn't a fish!" Why not a fish? Because a fish -- born into water, living, eating, breathing water -- is never sufficiently separated from water to become aware of its presence. The unnoticed condition...
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