The Torah

Although this website is not religious (it is rational and secular to the topics of economics and Government etc), it so happens that the law of Mozes of Israel has an intruiging economic system. It would be irrational to deny that fact.

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"The ETERNAL spoke to Moshe on Mount Sinai; he said, (...) The land is not to be sold in perpetuity, because the land belongs to me -you are only foreigners and temporary residents with me. Therefore, when you sell your property, you must include the right of redemption. (...) in the yovel the buyer will vacate it and the seller return to his property." The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, spoken for by Mozes, mount Sinaii, Jewish year 2448, year minus 1313 CE (Complete Jewish Bible). Laws that may proof superior to those suggested here.

Money: Sjemot 22:24, Wajikra 25:35-37, Devariem 23:20-21, 15, Tefilien 15, Nechemia 5:6-5:13. Land: Bemidbar (masee) 34:16, 36, Wajikra 25:23, Micha 2:5, Jehoshua 17:5, Tehiliem 37, 78. ... The economic system in the Torah appears to be more or less based on the same principle as the system proposed here, although it does not possess the company ownership model here proposed. It might be noteworthy to see that Israel asked for a King in defiance and therefore no representative model may have been possible, and that honor was given by the Maccabees to a system of representation, and that the Creator being the King of Israel means that they can have no human King of the nature of a tyrant or dictator as the other nations have usually labored under during those times. One might then speculate that a system of representation being impossible, it was also impossible in the economy for companies. Yet in a roundabout way such a system seems to still be desired, whereas its opposite of dictatorship is strongly derided on various occaisions ~ indeed for good reason.

It is noteworthy furthermore, that Rabbinical Judaism has abolished this economic model during the time of their conquest by the then fallen Republic and tyrannical Rome (around the secular year 0. If undersigned is informed correctly (hardly a certainty): Hillel the Elder created the prosbul, and a thousand years later Maimonides (aka Rambam) created the heter iska, by which the financial system was destroyed, by free choice. The prosbul destroyes the Torah bankruptcy protection for the poor, the 7th year debt cancellation law. The heter iska destroyes the prohibition on rent seeking. These destroyers of torah law that are still thought to be great sages by Rabbinical Judaism and for which reason the Torah economic system remains in a state of destruction). Israel has been in exile ever since. Even when back in the holy land are unable to create a stable life for themselves. Yet they have lived for a long time under the law of Mozes, with great power, until they destroyed that law and themselves with it.

Hence these events might in a way be evidence of the strength of an economic model such as this, and the disastrous concequences of giving up on it and to revert to the wild west of limitless capitalism. This is not only of interest to Israel, but to all nations, who could decide to take note of these effects and adjust their economic systems accordingly. If Israel is to fulfill its role as a light for the nations, perhaps she should concider to light again the lamp of their great law. Perhaps then the nations will see and learn, because there is no explanation like seeing something work in real life. The world might then become a little more peaceful and just, as the other nations choose to adjust themselves according to what works in the long term, rather then what gratifies the greed of a few, or the lack of time of another unprepared post-revolutionary regime, who tend to hand out land ownership without ponderous forethought, as they are suddenly overwhelmed by their task upon achieving Sovereignty

Although Israel seems to have given up on some of her law, it is amazing to see the mockery that the western churches have made of this system of the Law of Mozes ~ yet are they not in ever lasting economic problems ?