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(From Jerusalem Post)
Byline: IRA SLOMOWITZ
In a move akin to getting the fox's recommendation for a new security system in the henhouse, the first person the press usually goes to when seeking comment on an "anti- poor" government economic policy is Histadrut chairman (and MK) Amir Peretz.
The problem is that Mr. Chairman follows the Casablanca School of economics instead of the more efficient policy suggestions of the Chicago School practiced by countries much less impressed with the virtues of poverty.
Whereas the guru of the Chicago School is Milton Friedman and includes such economic successes as the US, New Zealand and the UK, the Casablanca School (and there is one for Security Studies, too) uses as its guiding light the Vichy police officer played by Claude Rains who took bribes from Humphrey Bogart in the movie Casablanca in order to allow an illegal gambling hall in Boagie's pub. When the Nazi officer …