joebiden
4 years ago1,000+ Views
Most Americans probably don't know that the 2nd most unequal "rich" country is the close ally and client state of Israel, whose own oligarchs own a significant slice of the Israeli economy. Many Israeli citizens--like their American counterparts--are withering under the weight of the high cost of living. For other, more marginalized citizens, unemployment and poverty are the most pressing concerns. About 21 percent of Israelis live in poverty, the highest among developed countries that are part of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
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no surprise here
4 years ago·Reply
When I was there I did not see this. Also, the Orthodox who can not work (because of religious restrictions) are paid by the state. Basically they get paid to be in synagogue and study to become a rabbai
4 years ago·Reply
Well keep in mind that its easy to miss this stuff. Ask anyone who's been to China or North Korea or even the US how much they picked up of the levels of inequality
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