Jun.22, 2012 | 12:46 PM–An editorial published by the Financial Times on Thursday praised attempts to lessen the influence of oligarchies in Israel’s economy.
The Financial Times said that a draft bill on concentration now being considered by the Knesset would bring “great benefit to Israel” if certain elements of it were to be strengthened.
According to the Financial Times, fewer than 20 Israeli families control businesses that make up half the value of Israel’s stock market, giving those families monopolistic power.
“This chokes competition,” the editorial read. “It also creates corrupting relationships among business, politicians, bureaucrats and the media. The connections between money and politics taint democracy, reinforce inequality and undermine the legitimacy of the market economy.”..Read More>>