Guy White has resorted to whining about how the evil anti-Semites are demanding he meet an “impossible” standard in his Jewish power series. In fact, I only suggested that he research the federal bureaucracy and attempt to determine its Jewish composition. The staffers and policy wonks do most of the “grunt work” of formulating policy for government agencies. I just thought it would be a worthwhile vein of inquiry to pursue.
At the very least, I am quite sure that outdated information on the Jewish composition of the civil service is floating around. I have seen it before. If I am not mistaken, I found a number in a reputable source and quoted it in one of the previous threads here. From anecdotal experience, I know that Jews are significantly overrepresented in this area, but to what extent I don’t remember.
Note to Guy: it is “aides,” not “aids.”
Update: Some impossible standard. According to Benjamin Ginsberg in The Fatal Embrace, Jews were more than 15% of top ranking civil servants when his book was published in 1993.
In the Obama administration, Lawrence Summers is the Director of the National Economic Council; Jared Bernstein is Chief Economist and Economic Policy Advisor to the Vice President.