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yesh omrim

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A big squishy center

25 March 2009

According to the latest news from Israel, the Labor Party has decided to join Likud in a coalition government. “680 of Labor Party central committee members voted in favor of joining the coalition, while 570 voted against. The voter turnout stood at 78 percent of the committee members.”

By comparison, according to the Britannica, back when there was a Communist Party of the Soviet Union, that party’s Central Committee had “300 or so members”. Wikipedia reports that the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China is about the same size.

I have complained about my synagogue’s oversized board of directors in the past, but clearly, when it comes to top-heavy management, we are pikers.