Get Off Your Lonely Bookworm Chair and Out to These Readings!
First our economy falls apart and now a survey shows many Americans are blaming the mess not on Bush, not on Alan Greenspan but, ah yes, on the Jews. The Boston Review asked 2,768 adults a simple question: “How much to blame were the Jews for the financial crisis?” The results are insane:
"This is not the first instance of an economic downturn sparking anti-Semitic sentiments," notes the Boston Review, which also finds in its survey that Americans are more likely to oppose tax cuts to big business after being told that ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff is Jewish. "The media ought to bear these findings in mind in their coverage of financial scandals such as the Madoff scam. In most cases, religious and ethnic affiliations have nothing to do with the subject at hand, and such references, explicit or implied, ought, then, to be avoided."