James Edward Johnson

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Israeli Socialism

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This is a good example of why socialism sucks, from Haaretz: “The Ministry of Education is refusing to recognize undergraduate diplomas issued by U.S. universities that accept a year of yeshiva study in Israel as degree credits. As a result, many North American immigrants who have studied in institutions such as Yeshiva University cannot get their degrees recognized here.”

Besides the fact that this is just bad policy, especially for encouraging aliyah, that the government is such a huge employer prevents many of the market corrections that would occur as a result from the policy. The most likely correction, I would imagine, may be that people return to the US. It is amazing that the government could adopt such a policy, given that we should want to encourage people to spend a year of college in Israel. Given that such people are more likely to make permanent aliyah makes the policy doubly ridiculous.


Written by JamesEJ

Friday, January 21, 2005 at 5:08 pm

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