Letters and Politics

The Answer to the Debt-Ceiling Standoff & Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

Part I. The Answer to The Debt Ceiling Standoff 

Guest: James K. Galbraith is Professor of Government and Chair in Government/Business Relations at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a former staff economist for the House Banking Committee and a former executive director of the Joint Economic Committee of Congress.  He is the author of Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know (2016) and Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice: The Destruction of Greece and the Future of Europe (2016).


Part II. The Making of American Capitalism

Guest: Edward E. Baptist is a professor of history at Cornell University. Author of the award-winning Creating an Old South and The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.


Feature photo by Adam Nir on Unsplash



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