Creating a Blue-Green Alliance: Labor Unions, Sustainability, and What They Have in Common

Is there necessarily a built-in conflict between labor unions and the local economic model? Is it possible to create a common agenda, and how?

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.

Democracy of the Common Good – Dr. Eilon Schwartz

Shaharit Founding Director Dr. Eilon Schwartz explains how bringing together liberals and non-liberals for dialogue and collaboration can bolster a democracy of the common good – dealing more holistically with how individuals, families, and communities may flourish.

Conditions for Promoting the Common Good – Dr. Eilon Schwartz and Einav Tsabari

An examination of the different conditions necessary for advancing common good in praxis, complete with case studies from Shaharit’s six years of work on the ground around Israel.

Resisting Liberalism – A Special Issue of Israel Studies Review

A special issue of the highly-regarded academic journal Israel Studies Review (volume 31, issue 1), dedicated to the work of Shaharit’s academic group exploring the future of Israeli liberalism, was published in June 2016. The following are the articles featured in … Continued

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.

An Investment in Early Childhood

The Free Education Law has created institutional babysitting services but not quality education for three- and four-year olds of working parents. Although the State should take responsibility for this lack, local governments can start making change before receiving new funding.

Democratic Economics: Pensions

How can we create a pension system that allows a generation that is better educated, healthier, and longer-lived than its ancestors to maintain its quality of life?

Democratic Economics: Old Age

It is extremely limiting to view senior citizens only through demographic and economic terms. How can we ask better questions about old age in the twenty-first century, such as how the elderly can contribute to society and live a quality life?

A State is Not a Household

A national economy functions differently than a household budget. And yet because of the common conflation, it is easy to persuade the public to maintain a low national deficit. How can we more accurately understand how the economy works?