Doing things right

This column is aimed at addressing, although not redressing, the main comments I get by way of feedback – and apologies to those who write in that you don’t receive replies, but I do pay attention. The main complaint, of course, is that the content is too negative – to which the answer is: Too bad — the world, that […]

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Denial-on-Thames/ sur-Seine

“…a quarrel in a faraway country, of whose people we know nothing” This was Neville Chamberlain’s famous defence of his agreement achieved in his meetings with ‘Herr Hitler’, which sealed the fate of Czechoslovakia – the said faraway country. The world has supposedly gotten much smaller in the intervening seventy-plus years, and most Englishmen have visited European countries, some as […]

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Where do we go from here? The alternative scenario

In sharp contradistinction to the mainstream, the alternative scenario has as its starting-point the fact that the Israeli economy, and the pre-state Mandatory economy before it, has a long-established pattern of counter-cyclical behaviour vis-à-vis the global economy. I stress the words ‘fact’ and ‘established’, because they are crucial. To support them, let me briefly summarise the economic history of the […]

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