The better the labor conditions in the public sector, the worse it is for the economy, as it stunts economy's growth.
It is amazing to see, time after time, just how the lust for quick profits can drive people crazy, to what extent the dream of getting rich quickly without actually working can turn their heads.
European economists believe budget deficit should not exceed 3 percent of gross domestic product. Israel would receive a warning if it were a member of the EU, since we, too, have a budget deficit that exceeds 3 percent of GDP.
It can be stated confidently that Ehud Barak has a sophisticated sense of humor. Otherwise, he would not have dismissed Social Affairs Minister Isaac Herzog from the ministerial ethics committee and appointed himself to the job.
Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan should have expanded the deposit law, but the people with the money are more important to him. They are more influential than all the green organizations and the country?s citizens.
The IDF is a prime candidate for serious illnesses like osteoporosis and paralysis - maladies we saw affect the IDF during the Second Lebanon War and which we can't allow to afflict us again.
The Iranian leader?s greatest scare tactic of all nuclear weapons is just what our defense officials need to get the funding they want.
The evacuees from Gush Katif have managed to make monkeys of us yet again.