I believe 49% of most media is factually incorrect and 49% is irrelevant. This blog is my effort to focus on the remaining 2%.
Rebel Yid is a notebook of ideas and perspectives on economics, politics, history and Jewish issues. You may find excerpts from books, other bloggers and information sources, and often my own words. Writing helps me clarify my own understanding; it is more of an effort to learn than to teach. I do not claim to have any exceptional IQ or education. I have thirty years experience running a business with over 100 employees, and I am somewhat well traveled. I have an undergraduate degree in economics and I read a lot- well, more than most, less than others. But my reading is focused on the topics above. The only thing unique here is my perspective. You will find insights from authors you probably haven’t read, and occasionally I will succeed in synthesizing a view from two or three seemingly unrelated ideas. That for me is the intellectual jackpot.
My claim to be beyond right and left may seem a bit audacious. The point is that ideas must stand on their own merit, and not be considered of value because they adhere to one ideology or another. If I had to describe my outlook I would claim to be a ‘main street capitalist’ and a ‘global realist’. I love the American ideal but I try to avoid ethnocentric thinking. My goal is to be one of a handful of resources you will find worthy to reference regularly. Most of the entries are short and suitable for a quick read, but I do not shy away from what is necessary to make an interesting point if more space is required. The blog is supplemented by other articles on the Rebel Yid Facebook page you can access from the Facebook icon on the upper right portion of the blog.
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