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Kibbutz Case Study
Transcript of Kibbutz Case Study
WHEN - Early 1900s
How was it started?
What is a Kibbutz?
Members live and work together
Kibbutz = Commune
A self-sufficient community
WHERE - Palestine
WHO - A group of young idealistic Jews
Part of the Zionist Movement
Wanted to move back to "their land"
Aimed to realize Marxist principles
The birth of the first kibbutz
40 - 1000 members each
How does kibbutz relate to
TAKE BACK THE ECONOMY
Take back property - Commoning
Take back work - Surviving well
Take back business - Distributing surplus
Take back finance - Investing in futures
Principles of Kibbutz
1. All members are equal and deserve the same rights
3. Direct democracy
2. Believe in cooperatives Willing to share life together
KIBBUTZ IN ISRAEL
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URSP 3050 CASE STUDY VISUAL PRESENTATION
Shared and wide within community members
Widely distributed to community members
Performed by community members
Assumed by community members
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7.5% of total population
National defense and politics
Reduction in numbers
Negotiated by community members
How kibbutz benefits the
quality of lives
of its members?
Interview with Uncle David!
Uncle David's Well-being Scorecard
Have access and permit to use all facilities
Everyone in kibbutz is treated equally
Sense of self-esteem
For Kibbutz Magen
Positions will rotate every two to five years
E.g. Committee members, book keeper, manager
Everyone is responsible to take up a position
Retirement protection, health care, education, etc.
Limitation: professional positions cannot be rotated E.g. lawyers, doctors, teachers
How the kibbutz use the surplus?
Where does the surplus come from?
Members care for each other
Willingness to help each other
Members care for the kibbutz
Keep the common areas of the kibbutz clean
The kibbutz cares about them
Their belief and confidence to the kibbutz
Others will care for you when you get sick
Help pick up your children after school
if you are busy
Collect their own dishes and wash them
Free to visit the doctor when sick
Stability after retirement
E.g. Library, clinic, canteen
Income generated from agriculture and industry fields
E.g. Agricultural products sold
Income generated outside the kibbutz
30% of kibbutz members work outside the kibbutz
Members do not get 'paid' for working for the kibbutz, but receive a certain amount money (which is same for every member) for daily expenses and savings
Regardless of positions in the kibbutz
Families with children get extra budget
Invest in better technologies in the kibbutz
Sprinkler systems in agricultural fields
Healthcare technologies in clinic
No social segregation and discrimination