The Jews and Capitalism: A Love - Hate Relationship Enigma
The Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies, Vol. 29, No. 3, Fall 2004
Posted: 28 Jul 2011
Date Written: July 27, 2011
There is no doubt that at least in some sense, there is it love - hate relationship between Jews and Capitalism. On the one hand, there is a strong tradition of support for socialism, communism, labor unionism, feminism, and affirmative action within the Jewish community. Names such as Karl Marx, Leon Trotsky, Sigmund Freud, Rosa Luxemburg, Bernard Sanders, Laurence Tribe, Paul Wellstone, Alan Dershowitz, and Russell Feingold spring to mind - but only as the veritable tip of an iceberg which flows deep.
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