On Teva, Tax and Pragmatic Populism

Yes, a populism streak can lead to self-serving noise

People complain about the decline of the social-justice protest, but what they’re suffering from is mainly short memory. They forget that just five years ago there was practically no economic debate in Israel, and politicians routinely managed to fool the people with prating about security needs and suchlike sound-bites that the press loves but that mean little in the long run.