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May 1, 2020, 7:54 PM
Forget School, It’s Time for Summer Camp!
The debate to reopen schools has been added to the grocery list of public debates on what should be open and what should remain shuttered in this era of COVID-19. Advocates of reopening argue that because children appear not to be...
Mar 31, 2020, 5:40 PM
Let My People Go (Outside)! Reasonable Steps to Prevent Corona
Over the past month, COVID-19 has wrecked havoc throughout every corner of the globe. Governments, despite ample warning, approached the pandemic like a mediocre college student tasked with an in-class presentation. Put it off, put it off, and then wing...
Mar 23, 2020, 6:47 AM
Drug Dealers and Delivery Drivers
With almost a thousand people diagnosed with coronavirus and news of Israel's first fatality it has become clear that contracting the virus is to be strongly avoided. For the elderly, COVID-19 is especially dangerous, but even for young people...
Mar 17, 2020, 1:50 PM
How Markets Can Be Super: Dealing with Shortages in Times of Crisis
It has become quite popular to fret about empty shelves in supermarkets or to criticize individuals for selling bottles of hand sanitizer online for multiples of the normal price. However what seems like the beginning of the end is...
Dec 17, 2019, 8:14 PM
Free to Choose: Why I made Aliyah and What I Wish I Had Known
As an Oleh, I’m used to being asked why I moved to Israel. Whether it was in the army, at work, or in my studies Israelis I met wanted to know what could possibly have motivated me to leave...
Erez Cramer is a Research Fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies.