Speaking truth to power

14 May, 2018

One of the key foundations of democracy is under assault, in Israel and the US. It is the ability of experts to speak truth to power and the willingness of political leaders to listen to what they say.

In the US, President Donald Trump appointed Larry Kudlow as head of his National Economic Council. Kudlow thus becomes a key architect of US economic policy.  Many believe he will speak power to truth, rather than truth to power.  In Israel, Finance Minister Kahlon may not reappoint Bank of Israel Governor Flug, in November, because she has dared to criticize his housing policies, by speaking truth to power.

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