Political scientists Neil Malhotra and Yotam Margalit raise the important question: “How much were the Jews to blame for the financial crisis?”
Being good social scientists, they conducted a survey and produced all sorts of interesting results:
Notice that more respondents chose “the Jews” than any other choice offered.
It’s also interesting to look at how the results broke down across demographics:
You can see that Republicans, the college educated, and (especially) doctors were least likely to blame the Jews.
One can imagine all sorts of related problems amenable to the same sorts of analysis:
- Are “the Scientologists” responsible for the death of Lisa McPherson?
- Is “Michael Peter Woroniecki” at fault in the murders of Andrea Yates’s children?
- Are “the Jews” to blame for killing Christ?
- Is “Father Garcia” responsible for fondling me in the confessional when I was 13 years old, again when I was 24 years old, and a third time when I was 28 years old?
- Am “I” responsible for fondling him back last summer?
- Are “reptilian humanoids” controlling the bloodlines of the ruling political and economic families from behind the scenes?
It almost makes me wish I hadn’t been expelled from my career as a social scientist.