How the Intellectual Foundations of Hayekian Economics Relate to Jewish Ideas

Nov. 23 2020

The Hoover Institution economist and host of the popular EconTalk podcast Russell Roberts was recently named the next president of Shalem College, a one-of-a-kind liberal-arts college in Jerusalem. In 2018, Roberts joined Mosaic’s editor Jonathan Silver to explore parallels between ideas found in the Jewish tradition and the economic insights of the great Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek. Hayek’s arguments for intellectual humility, for instance, are congruent with rabbinic claims about the limits of human understanding; moreover, the very way in which halakhah has developed follows Hayek’s idea of “emergent order.” (Audio, 52 minutes.)

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More about: Economics, F. A. Hayek, Halakhah, Judaism, Shalem College

Forty Years after Israel Ceded the Sinai, the Territory Remains a Source of Trouble for Egypt

Last month, Egypt celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Israeli withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula, which it had lost in the Six-Day War. Since then Cairo has not used the territory to launch attacks against the Jewish state, but it has once again become a bastion of terror—most of which has been associated with Islamic State and aimed at the Egyptian government. Jonny Essa and Ofir Winter examine the situation in the Sinai, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s recent speech on the subject, and the implications for Israel:

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More about: Egypt, General Sisi, Islamic State, Sinai Peninsula