"Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it." Mark Twain.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Capitalism and the Jews
Doesn't seem to be all that much new in Jerry Z. Muller's Capitalism and the Jews: (1) Jews entered a space--finance--from which Christians were barred; (2) Jewish literacy and other related social factors supported their success; (3) Christianity has a tendency to glamorize or elevate poverty; (4) The successful minority--in this case Jews--are likely targets during economic hard times or when scapegoats are politically expedient. (5) Jewish involvement with capitalism and Marxism/communism/socialism made them easy targets for those on the right and the left.