Train to nowhere: Israel's public transport is for the poor and powerless
The state is caught up in dreams of free markets and privatization. It has no interest in public transport, just as it is uninterested in public medicine or in public housing.
A car in Israel is tantamount to a mobile statement of the owner’s monetary worth. Tell me what car you drive and I’ll tell you what your financial assets are. It’s not that owning a car necessarily means you’re rich, but not owning one means you’re closer to being poor than affluent. One of the pleasures of having money is the ability to flaunt it. Rich people’s houses are hard to see since they hide deep within...
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