[Avodah] economics 101

Zev Sero zev at sero.name
Wed Jan 9 15:35:16 PST 2013

On 9/01/2013 6:25 PM, Micha Berger wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 09, 2013 at 01:51:13PM -0500, Zev Sero wrote:
>> On 9/01/2013 10:08 AM, Eli Turkel wrote:
>>> In Baba Mezia 40 the gemara states that one cannot make a profit of more
>>> than 1/6

>> On food.

> Onaas mamon applies to all commodities except avadim. As long as there
> is a shaar (a going rate, which is why I used the word "commodities")
> and it's metaltelim.

This has nothing to do with ona'ah.  You are confusing two completely
unrelated topics.

On 9/01/2013 3:38 PM, Akiva Miller wrote:
> My question is that with such a setup, the TC effectively*is* living
> off charity. The question might be answered by pointing out that it is
> a kavoddik non-blatant sort of charity, but I don't know if that makes
> such a difference, especially if it is well-known.

It's no different than choosing to buy Israeli products even if they're
more expensive than similar products from other countries.

Zev Sero
zev at sero.name

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