How the Cumulative Wisdom of the Generations Shapes Resilient and Moral Societies

February 4, 2022 | Moshe Koppel
About the author: Moshe Koppel is a member of the department of computer science at Bar-Ilan University and chairman of the Kohelet Policy Forum in Jerusalem. His book, Judaism Straight Up: Why Real Religion Endures, has just been released by Maggid Books.

Drawing on his recent book Judaism Straight Up, Moshe Koppel explains the merits of traditions and tribal loyalties—so often dismissed by those in the modern West—in conversation with the economist and Shalem College president Russell Roberts. Among much else, Koppel explores how economic theories can explain the workings of traditions, the bankruptcy at the heart of the greatest debate in the history of ethical philosophy, and the compatibility of Orthodox Judaism with libertarianism. (Audio, 69 minutes. A transcript is available at the link below.)

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