Jewish Journal

Link dump: God and the U.S. economic crisis

by Brad A. Greenberg

September 24, 2008 | 3:32 pm

The U.S. economy has stalled—and that’s better than what it was doing last week—as it awaits word of a $700 billion government bailout. California’s economy is bad and getting worse. Where is God in all this?

Everywhere—at least when it comes to new stories with religious angles. Here is a sampling:

Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, says Karl Marx was correct in condemning capitalism;

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the crazy Iranian president, blames Wall Street’s financial suffering on our immoral military economy;

Chuck Colson wants you to have faith in the financial markets and use this chance to spread the gospel;

But during times like these, even Masters of the Universe need God’s help;

And that’s why Aish HaTorah, a Jewish outreach organization, is offering its prayers—and for a lot less than its Torah study sessions;

What about that ungodly CEO compensation that catalyzed the crisis? Andrea Useem explains just what evangelicals think about rewarding avarice;

As for the following video, that’s The Fundermentalist talking about how the downturn will hurt Jewish start-ups.

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