Trajtenberg: Economic woes ‚deeper than we thought‘

18.11.2011                      21.Cheschwan. 5772


Trajtenberg: Economic woes 'deeper than we thought'

Last summer's mass protest movement signaled that issue of inequality is urgent, may threaten the country's security.

Professor Manuel Trajtenberg, who headed the committee for socioeconomic change, said Thursday said that last summer's mass social protests hinted that economic inequities and hardships in the country are "deeper than we thought," but expressed satisfaction with government progress on the issue.
Speaking to JPost TV during a conference at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, Trajtenberg warned that a prevalent sense of economic injustice may prove detrimental to the younger generation's willingness to serve and defend the country….