Thu, 19 September 2019
1285: Wealth and Justice, The Morality of Democratic Capitalism by Peter Wehner, The Atlantic, VP & Senior Fellow for Ethics & Public Policy Center
Jason Hartman talks with Peter Wehner, author of Wealth and Justice: The Morality of Democratic Capitalism and Vice President & Senior Fellow at the Ethics & Public Policy Center, about what attacks are currently being done against democratic capitalism and what we can do about them as a society. The two also explore the potential ramifications for capitalism being done by President Trump.
[4:35] Is Democratic Capitalism the most moral system out there?
[7:04] Capitalism correctly accounts for human nature
[10:25] The ideas of Karl Marx have been probably the most consequential in economic history
[13:38] The idea that the government has the moral high ground
[16:55] What does Peter mean with the saying "The death of politics"?
[20:41] Peter's concern about Trump's policies
[28:48] What is The Death of Politics about?