The Value of Culture – Channa Pinchasi, Dr. Eilon Schwartz, and Shaharit Fellows

Israeli society is seen as being shot through with countless fissures, that threaten to tear the country to pieces. But what if we were to approach this multitude of fissures as a treasure to be capitalized on rather than as cracks to be mended?

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The False Difference Between the Right and the Left – Dr. Ofer Sitbon

This article explores analysis by the French philosopher Jean-Claude Michéa, who argues that the rightwing’s economic liberalism and the leftwing’s cultural liberalism are deeply intertwined. Both seek to dismantle perceived restrictions on individual rights, such as family, community, and religious frameworks.

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Basic Income – Dr. Lia Ettinger and Dr. Ofer Sitbon

What would happen if, instead of putting the revenues from natural gas and other natural resources—which are estimated at hundreds of billions of sheqels—into the State coffers, they were paid out directly to every citizen on a monthly basis? Just imagine that you got money from the government, say NIS 3,000, every month. How would this income affect our economy? Would people work less? Maybe it would even lead to economic growth.

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