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  • What makes a wage just?

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    January 3, 2014 | 2:16 pm

    Raising the minimum wage is a mitzvah. 

    The Rambam says that ensuring others have work that can sustain them is the highest rung on the hierarchy of tzedakah (Mattanot Aniyim, 10:7). In Judaism, tzedakah does not mean charity but justice. We rectify social wrongs and fulfill our...

  • Isaac Asimov, Two Foundations and the Jews

    By Roger Price

    July 12, 2013 | 8:48 am

       Abraham Joshua Heschel, the renowned 20th century philosopher, understood that gaining “control of the world of space” is one of the main tasks of humankind.  The result of the conquest of space is “technical civilization.” But, Heschel argued, “(l)ife goes wrong when the...

  • Krugman’s bravery, second round

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 30, 2012 | 9:43 am

    My post on The ‘bravery’ of Beinart, and Krugman made some ‎waves, some understandable and expected, some the result of ‎misreading or misunderstanding.  Since I’d like to make sure ‎we’re all on the same page – we don’t have to agree, but would ‎like that we...

  • The ‘bravery’ of Beinart, and Krugman

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 25, 2012 | 10:09 am

    Paul Krugman believes that Peter Beinart is “a brave man” who wrote “a brave book” ‎‎(“The Crisis of Zionism”). And why should Beinart be considered “brave?” Krugman only ‎gives one reason: The possibility of “intense attack from organized groups that try to ‎make any...

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  • Briefs: Krugman wins Nobel Prize, UWash cops sue for discrimination

    October 16, 2008 | 12:50 am

    Krugman Wins Nobel for Economics

    Paul Krugman, a columnist for The New York Times, won the Nobel Prize for economics. Krugman, who also teaches at Princeton University, won for his analysis of international trade patterns, the newspaper reported Monday.

    Krugman, who is Jewish, has...