On this week's episode, Rabbi Daniel Lapin looked at an unexpected reversal: It’s not so much that civilization developed water-borne sewerage systems as much as that it's the cultural values of cleanliness that made it imperative for certain cultures to distance themselves from their body waste that made civilization possible. Toilets and sewage systems are more important than banks and art galleries and have to come first.
Rabbi Lapin also discussed these topics:
- Why premature sexualization of youngsters dooms them to poverty
- How a certain ‘redheaded slut’ contributed to the economic and military decline
- How they got enough water into New York in the 1840s
- Why it takes 3 or more people to sustain 2 elderly people even if the old-timers have retirement plans and pensions
- What distinguishes humans who are creators from humans who are consumers
- Why a prominent Stanford professor who got it all stupendously wrong fifty years ago is still teaching
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