Daily Archives: October 3, 2012

Freedom from Want 3: Smoot-Hawley, Stimulus, and Austerity

In my latest reading of Freedom from Want: American Liberalism and the Global Economy, Edward Gresser talked about the Smoot-Hawley Act, a protectionist law that was enacted during the Presidency of Herbert Hoover.  Many defenders of free trade maintain that … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, History, Political Philosophy, Politics

Annihilation; Partially Fulfilled

I have two items for my write-up today on Jonathan Goldstein’s commentary on II Maccabees. 1.  On pages 305-306, Goldstein in his comment on II Maccabees 7:9 contends that Jason (the author of II Maccabees) interprets Daniel 12:2 to mean … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, II Maccabees, Religion