Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks writes about the state of the global economy and Judeo-Christian values @ Huffington Post. It’s a wonderful article and delves into a central question we should all ask this year: what is the purpose of the market?
Rabbi does say something curious. Besides this, says [David] Landes, the Bible introduces the idea of linear time, rejecting the idea that time is a cycle in which nothing ultimately changes. Is this the case, or does the Tanakh illustrate that the more things change the more they stay the same? Is this pessimistic, or a message of profound hope?