Looks like Israel is experiencing the same sort of protests
that brought reform to Tunisia and Egypt. 300k middle-class people are camping out in Tel Aviv, protesting the same general situation that we have in America. Middle-class wages are stagnant, prices go up, the rich get richer.
It's an interesting difference.
Here in US, the banking class and the Jews are pretty much the same set, which leads to a mostly-true stereotype. It's obvious that the criminal Treasury officials and the beneficiaries of their vast trillion-dollar gifts are nearly all Jewish, so the collusion is simply there
. Doesn't matter if it's deliberate or natural, it's still there.
No Jewish bankers have ended up in jail except Bernie Madoff, whose victims were Jews.
In Israel everyone
is Jewish, so the true class distinction is visible in pure form, and the people have no problem with mounting a serious protest against the banking class.
Makes you wonder: If our bankers were mainly Presbyterian (as they were in the '30s) would we be more willing to protest against them? Is it only our deathly fear of appearing discriminatory that keeps us off the streets? If so, it's a well-cultivated and highly convenient fear.
[Later: Looks like Sailer
has reached the same conclusion from a slightly different angle.]