Daily Archives: October 5, 2012

Oniads Vs. Hasmoneans, Part 2

I finished Jonathan Goldstein’s Anchor Bible commentary on II Maccabees.  In this post, I’d like to elaborate upon the topic that I discussed yesterday: the rivalry between the Oniads and the Hasmoneans for the priesthood. On page 542, Goldstein states: … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, II Maccabees, Rabbinics, Religion

Freedom from Want 5: Jobs and Manufacturing

In my latest reading of Freedom from Want: American Liberalism and the Global Economy, Edward Gresser uses charts to argue against the idea that freer trade results in fewer American jobs and eviscerates American manufacturing. The first chart in my … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Politics