Capitalism’s Connection To American Democracy

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Heard On The Morning Show
Change on top of twenty dollar bills
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Generations of Americans have extolled values of freedom, liberty, and potential. Our guest details an underlying current of capitalism, revealing how money and consumerism drive American ideals. The author and entrepreneur highlights inventions and strategies through 400 years of endeavors. He illustrates how capitalism connects people, places and things in the United States – past and present.

What does capitalism mean to you? How have you experienced the drawbacks and drawbacks of the system? Was capitalism more important in another era, or it it most crucial today? Email, post on the Ideas Network Facebook page, or tweet @wprmornings. You can dial 800-642-1234 during the show to share your thoughts on the air.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Kealey Bultena Producer
  • Bhu Srinivasan Guest

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