The need to preempt Iran and export gas to Egypt was the reason the government gave to push through its controversial plan for Israel's natural gas. Now, this reason may no longer exist.08:52 31.08.15 | 1 comments
Sabir, let me get this straight - you criticise the author for an unnuanced conception of social justice, and then go on to equate it with communism? In your words, 'let me make it simple for you'. A communist society is one in which the state owns most of the economy and private enterprise and competition is banned. 'Social justice' can mean a number of things to different people, but it doesn't belong to any particular political or economic ideology. You can be a staunch capitalist and campaign for social justice, as no doubt many of those participating in the demonstrations will tell you. It's simply to do with wanting a more equitable, meritocratic society. Social democracy in Europe has long been a pro-market, anti-communist political movement that nonetheless advocates robust state intervention - NOT the same as ownership - to curb the ugly side of unfettered capitalism. Or is that just another 'very effective euphemism for communism'?