Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Anti Jewish Roots Of Anti Capitalism

Dr Yaron Brook, Director of the Ayn Rand Institute, explores the long tradition of associating the Jews with banking, money, business men, and Capitalism and the code of ethics that fuels it. 

"Wherever you find a group that is railing against capitalism, it won't be long before you attract types who want to blame Jews". (Source) H/t Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors

For centuries, financial and economic crisis have led to a marked increase in anti-semitism in the west. This is certainly true today. In this talk, Dr. Brook discussed discuss the history of anti-semitism's connection with anti-capitalism. Dr. Yaron Brook is the executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute. He is the coauthor of the national best-seller Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand's Ideas Can End Big Government and a contributing author to both Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea and Winning the Unwinnable War: America's Self-Crippled Response to Islamic Totalitarianism. He is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs and has been a columnist at Forbes.com. A former finance professor, he speaks internationally on such topics as the causes of the financial crisis, the morality of capitalism, ending the growth of the state, and US foreign policy.