Muli Ben-Yehuda's journal

July 16, 2003

newpsaper musings

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 1:01 PM

Written yesterday (Tuesday) morning, and left forgotten in an emacs buffer somewhere…

Sitting in my parents living room, waiting for the phone company technician to come by and replace their ADSL modem, I happened to read the newpaper.

– The single parents struggle for the reinstatements of their welfare is understandable, but Binyamin Netanyahu, the finance minister, is 100% right in my opinion. There should not be incentives for anyone to stay home and not work. Especially when those incentives come directly out of my hard earned tax money. Simplistic? maybe. Cold and unfeeling? maybe. As Heinlein once put it so aptly, There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch. If one wants money, one should work for it.

It’s interesting to note that the paper (Ma’ariv, page 3) had a chart that showed that a one-parent family with two children, where the mother works part time, actually makes more than a married couple with two children, where the husband works full time, even after the recent cut in the single parent welfare allotments.

– The business supplement had an interview with an Israeli VP at Microsoft, who’s running their foray into the storage area. Now imagine the blue screen of death on your enterprise storage system…

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