Thursday, February 22, 2007

Kibbutz Abandons Socialist Principles-Partially

In its early days, Israel was relatively socialist (making the leftist hatred of Israel somewhat ironic), with the egalitarian Kibbutz communities symbolizing this. But gradually in the last few decades, the Israeli economy have become more and more capitalist. The kibbutz movement have been increasingly marginalized.

Now Israel's oldest kibbutz, founded decades before the state of Israel was created in 1948, have decided to abandon extreme egalitarianism and link income with work efforts. There will still be some redistribution, but for the first time ever, work efforts will actually be rewarded.


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