Insights on Policy Issues

On Truth and Justice

Truth and justice are related. I have my subjective truth I believe in, and you have your subjective truth you believe in. We have a debate: What is right, what is wrong. We discuss, we learn from analyzing the differences in our points of view and arrive at an understanding. ...

Cheating the Body

When you have a headache, you take an aspirin. Is that because your head is aspirin deficient? Obviously not. So what does the aspirin do? It relieves the symptoms of the headache without addressing the causes of the ailment.Pain is the way the body communicates: help, we have...

Why We are NOT Socially Responsible

At the February 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos, the founder and president of the Forum criticized the economic theory and business practice that view shareholders as the clients of a business organization, the ones for whom the organization exists to provide returns on the...

The Pain of Overdevelopment

In the old Sephardic language Judeo-Español, there is an expression my mother used to say: todu que es demasiado no vale. Translation: anything that is too much is no good.I was eating dinner with a famous doctor and jokingly asked, “While you are standing on one foot, tell me...

Justice in Peri

Years ago, I sued a formerassociate for stealing and appropriating my intellectual property.We went to court. After two hundredthousand dollars in legal fees, I lost on a technicality.I protested, where is justice?“If you want justice,” a friend ofmine, another lawyer, said i...

The Dying Democracy

Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu of Israel controlled the executive branch to the point that the most important ministerial roles he took for himself. He is accused of bribing the media to support him politically and is trying to control the judiciary system starting with the Sup...

Loving Haters

I remember reading a diary written by one of Yugoslav partisan generals, Dedier, whose unit was fighting the axis forces during the Second World War. Dedier was describing how his partisan unit surrounded an Italian garrison at night as the Italian soldiers were sitting around...

It Is Time for Feminine Energy

Let us first clarify what we mean by feminine energy and masculine energy. In this insight, I am not referring to a sexual differentiation. I am focusing on the difference in energy and style.Masculine energy is linear, focused, and task-oriented. With masculine energy, more i...

The Sins of Church

As you all know, I travel a lot. I noticed something in developing countries: poor, unmarried women often get pregnant very young. Once they have delivered their baby, many of these young mothers end up as sex workers. Why? Because developing countries are often very religious...

The Lifecycle of Religion

Religions are born in times of some major social and/or political change, which causes intense stress for people. Religion answers the pain and stress people feel. A person that is most conscious of this pain comes up with a message that uplifts the spirit of the population an...