As a relative new comer to Israel from the US it took me quite a while to get used to the way Israel does business and treats its employees. To me it seemed as though everything was upside-down. Food is very expensive, salaries are low, a car goes with the job. No job no car. And the bureaucracy is daunting. To get anything done takes too long through too many layers of government. My favorite banker did not have his contract renewed after two years. There is no security for any jobs. Even for people with contacts, those contacts are changed from time to time and the new management gradually, from the top down, replaces the existing employees with their friends. As I compare the US and Israel, the systems are very different but the scheme of things remains the same. The rich get richer, the poor stay poor, and the middle class is always hanging on by its finger tips.
Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks dies at 82 (Haaretz)
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