At long last, I'm finially publishing my latest aricle on capitalism. It's been almost 3 years in the making, but I've finally wrapped it up.
This article seeks to provide an understanding of capitalism by providing an overview of the the American economy from colonial times to present day, and then using economic theory to understand why America's economic history unfolded the way that it has, and to then understand what both America's economic history and economic theory tell us about America's economic future.
This piece sets out various policy proposals for reshaping the American economy in ways that are progressive supportive of economic growth. The purpose of this piece is to serve as a contrast to current economic policy and set forth new ideas for how to improve the economy, while simultaneously reducing economic disparity.
This article explores the economic legacy of Ronald Reagan, and how the policies of "Reaganomics" have led to the decline of the American middle-class, both economically and in terms of political power. This article presents the case the the rise of income and wealth inequality in America over the past 30 years is a product of massive redistribution of wealth, facilitated by Reaganomic policies.
This article explores the Gospel of Mark in detail and examines how it was constructed after the destruction of Judea in 70 CE by making scriptural references to Hebrew scriptures that were about the destruction of Judea. This article shows that the Gospel of Mark, upon which all of the other Gospels were constructed, cannot be based on any historical account of a real person.
This will definately be the last article I write about religous stuff for a while, but I just had to write this one. With the elections coming up, etc., I plan to get back to discussing economics and political issues much more.
First let me say that I'll been very busy lately in my personal life, which is why I haven't updated the website in a while. Hopefully I'll get back to that soon however.
I recently did an interview on a podcast called Dogma Free America about my book, Jesus - A Very Jewish Myth. You can listen to the interview here:
My interview starts about half way through the show, around the 35 minute mark.
Thanks to Rich from Dogma Free America for doing the interview with me.
There was one thing that I didn't touch on in the interview that I would have liked to, and that is some of the symbolism in the Gospels, especially the significance of the execution of Jesus during Passover. Passover, of course, is a Jewish holiday about the redemption of sins. They didn't execute people during Passover, and not only is Jesus supposedly executed on this day in the story, but so are other criminals as well. That Jesus would have been executed on the most symbolic day possible (except perhaps Yom Kippur), and a day which all of the evidence shows it was against Jewish law to execute people, is completely unbelievable and strikes of symbolism, not history.
Other than that I covered most of the other points that I wanted to cover during the interview.
This article further explores the themes and ideas of the prior Jesus Myth article. This article focuses more on pre-Christian Jewish mythology and the Pauline writings.
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