Planet Money goes to the Medieval ages

Here is an incredible podcast.

Knights are extortionists. Guilds knock down your house if you don’t play by their rules. And you have to wait until the black death kills a third of Europe before anything changes.

 One of the points that Dinesh D’Souza consistently makes during his debates is that Christianity is the root of Science. See Chapter eight of his book “What’s so Great about Christianity

This Planet Money podcast knocks that down a few notches and shows how religion inspired Guilds kept innovation down and  stopped entrepreneurship. The only reason we came out of the medieval ages is due to the black death that destroyed these guilds to allow for industry to flourish and not due to Christianity.

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