Stereotypes about Jews being obsessed with money can be explained by
a. the use of them as tax collectors in historic Europe.
b. laws against Jews farming or practicing trades.
c. the fringe-of-values theory.
d. all of these
a. the use of them as tax collectors in historic Europe. This derives from the fact that in Europe, Jews were barred from almost all professions bar becoming money lenders. [ To survive, they had to get reasonably good at this; what choice did they have?
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