Your audiobook is waiting…

To the Best of Our Knowledge: Unbridled Capitalism

Length: 52 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

In this hour, it's beginning to be possible to get a sense of what went wrong in the recent crisis of capitalism. The eminent cultural geographer at the City University of New York, David Harvey, doesn't focus on subprime loans or lending. Instead he looks at the internal contradictions of capitalism itself. He's written The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism, and he tells Steve Paulson that our current economic mess is nothing new.

Next, Woody Tasch, chairman emeritus of the Investors' Circle, is the author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms and Fertility Mattered. He talks with Jim Fleming about the benefits of supporting locally produced agriculture and "green" companies.

Also, Margaret Atwood is a celebrated novelist and an astute social critic. Her latest book is called Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth. She tells Steve Paulson that it's a mistake to think about debt as simply a matter of money. Debt is embedded in our psyche and rife in our literary and religious history.

And finally, Ayn Rand died in 1982 but she's going through a revival. Her books The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged still sell hundreds of thousands of copies. The Fountainhead also endures on DVD. And now there's a new biography by Anne Heller called Ayn Rand and the World She Made. Anne Strainchamps talked with Anne Heller about her subject, the power of capitalism, and her appeal for young people. [Broadcast Date: January 7, 2011]

Listen to Ayn Rand and the World She Made by Anne C. Heller.

Want more To The Best of Our Knowledge?

  • Subscribe for one month or 12 months.
  • Get the latest issue.
  • Check out the complete archive.
  • (P) and ©2011 Wisconsin Public Radio

    What members say

    Average Customer Ratings

    Overall

    • 4.5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 Stars
      1
    • 4 Stars
      1
    • 3 Stars
      0
    • 2 Stars
      0
    • 1 Stars
      0

    Performance

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 Stars
      1
    • 4 Stars
      0
    • 3 Stars
      0
    • 2 Stars
      0
    • 1 Stars
      0

    Story

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 Stars
      1
    • 4 Stars
      0
    • 3 Stars
      0
    • 2 Stars
      0
    • 1 Stars
      0
    No Reviews are Available