Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Jews and taxes in Berlin, ca. 1900

Arnold Kling writes about a book called Capitalism and the Jews, says some interesting things about a link between Keynes' economic theories and his anti-Semitism, but here's an unrelated fact that I liked:

By [1900], Jews, who constituted about 4 percent of the inhabitants of Berlin, paid 30 percent of the municipal taxes.

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