Daily Archives: August 3, 2012

Ron Paul’s End the Fed 5: Credit

In my latest reading of Ron Paul’s End the Fed, Ron Paul argues that the Federal Reserve’s easy credit encouraged recklessness and thus contributed to the financial crisis.  This may overlap with Paul’s point that artificially stimulating economic investment when … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Economics, Politics

It Was for Israel!

I finished Jacob Neusner’s Messiah in Context.  In this post, I’d like to talk about a story in B. Abodah Zarah 2a-b, which concerns God’s judgment of the nations.  Edom (Rome) says that it built marketplaces and baths and accumulated … Continue reading

Posted in Rabbinics, Religion