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    • LT COL HOWARD
    • 09.08.11 | 07:46 (IDT)

    There is no such thing as a free lunch. Government services and industry must become more efficient (which may actually lower employment) to get increased services. You cannot get more out of the system that you put in. Housing construction and housing permitting could be much more efficient. This is probably true of many other sectors of the Israeli economy. Unity in the public's dissatisfaction is not enough. Choices will be difficult. And until a meaningful consensus is reached about specifics, as soon as the nitty-gritty of introducing any specific solution is attempted,the factions will be at each other's throats and the currently perceived unity (of dissatisfaction )will fall apart. The danger to Israel is that the existing discord between the various factions will increase and recriminations will poison the current feeling of goodwill and community. Israel lives in a dangerous world. Let it not squander its economic and political advantages over its neighbors

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    First published 02:45 09.08.11 | Last updated 02:45 09.08.11
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