The Just Market: Torah's Response to the Crisis of the Modern Economy
Jonathan Brandow, author
Torah, Talmud and other Jewish source texts wrestle with many of the same economic concerns that occupy the contemporary public square: income inequality, structural unemployment, instability, rampant financial fraud and spiraling personal debt. The Just Market: Torah’s Response to the Crisis of the Modern Economy identifies six foundations of ancient Jewish economic policy and explores their application to the modern world: Access to the Necessities of Life Universal Employment Opportunity A Level Playing Field Commercial and Promotional Integrity Respect for Labor Sabbatical Values Just Market values respect competition. But they also represent a culture of economic justice that prioritizes employment opportunity and universal access to human needs over the creation of massive individual wealth for the few. The Just Market addresses those issues by weaving Jewish source texts, their six underlying economic principles, social justice values and contemporary policy analysis into a compelling modern paradigm.