May 21, 2021 • 1HR 24M

A Labor of Love

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Today’s Remnant combines features of both a weekend Ruminant and a “supplemental” episode, like the program’s recent incursion into social Darwinism. Jonah begins with further ruminations from his Wednesday “news”letter, replete with the observations that certain opponents of Israel veer into weirdly anti-Semitic territory when given the opportunity. Speaking of anti-Semites: Marx! After the rumination, Jonah reads from a great Commentary piece on the anti-capitalist tendencies of medieval antisemitism, and how such sentiments then transition into a more modern communistic ideology that nonetheless retained the suspicion of Jews, usury, and labor economics.

Show notes:

-      The Wednesday “news”letter on antisemitism

-      Hamas’ Iron Dome: “Don’t Fire Rockets at Israel”

-      Baseball, fatherhood, and racial disparity

-      AOC seeks to block arms sales to Israel

-      “If only the Czar knew!”

-      Jonah in Commentary on Marx, Jews, and capital

-      Jerry Muller’s response to Jonah

-      Martin Luther’s “yikes”-inducing treatise

-     Game of Thrones and the labor theory of value

-      The “Middleman minority”

-      Marx’s vampire

-      “The Political Economy of the Dead” by Mark Neocleous

-      Again, “frazzledrip.” *sigh*

-      Jerry Muller’s The Mind and the Market