I find the "facts" stated here quite misleading, hence also the analysis - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    It is difficult to believe that many hi-tech people are involved in the protest. These people tend to be very well compensated, so that they would not notice a high cost of living. Strenger uses the term "the creative class" after mentioning the high tech industry, creatively creating the impression that hi-techies are the people he is discussing. This cannot be true. The "creative class" participating in the protests may be artists, and other well educated people who are not well compensated. Leaders of movements often come from the educated class. A well-known example is Moses (the Lawgiver.) The other day, Knesset Speaker Rivlin stated that he feared the next elections result because the protesters were the type of people who used to vote for Likud. (He meant Sephardim, typically not high earners.) This indicates to me that many protestors are not of the “creative class” but of the low economic stratum. These people are not liberals, but they may vote against Likud as a way of punishing Netanyahu for his free-market policies (blindly imitating the US). Strenger may get what he wants, but the causes will have nothing to do with his analysis.

    from the article: Israel's version of the French Revolution: Liberty, fraternity, creativity
    First published 15:50 11.08.11 | Last updated 15:50 11.08.11
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