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Is capitalism killing democracy?

May 19th, 2016

Episode 1398 of 1612 episodes

Democracy has always had a tense relationship with the market. From Aristotle to John Maynard Keynes, it has been acknowledged that economics cannot be an end in itself, but must be embedded within social obligations and forms of mutual solidarity. With these bonds fraying and global capitalism increasingly serving its own ends, must democracy be the victim of the prosperity of the few?

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