Module 2: The Horse By The Door

Entrepreneurs may rationalize themselves as they segue into pseudo-capitalists whose behavior does not align with the common good. Pseudo-capitlist fraud always involves deception—often illegal—sometimes not…  

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STE — 026 : Pseudo-Capitalism

This is Jim Sawyer for Capitalism in Crisis.org Fraud always involves deception.  With increasing frequency, we are beset by fraud-laced schemes.  Remember the Wells-Fargo banking scandal in which two million fake customer accounts were created? Here’s an even more jaw-dropping example of pseudo-capitalism, from Germany. A man bombed a soccer team’s bus, allegedly, but first, […]

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STE – 024 : Commentary on Wells Fargo

This is Jim Sawyer for Capitalism in Crisis.org Wells-Fargo Bank, in April, clawed back an additional $75 million from two executives it now holds accountable for the bank’s five-year sales scandal.  As many as two-million fake customer accounts were opened at management’s behest. Since September, government oversight has forced Wells to walk back blame-shifting onto […]

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Ep 34: Truth Marching On (Featuring The Battle Hymn of the Republic Penned By Julia Ward Howe)

Julia Ward Howe, who penned the Battle Hymn of the Republic—just months after Fort Sumter’s fall—was a writer, poet, abolitionist, social activist and suffragette.  To understand Ward Howe, we must understand her contextually, within the turbulent period in which she lived. Truth goes marching on, she exclaimed, profoundly. What a fitting backdrop for reflection upon […]

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Ep 33: Ike The Barber

Communism has evolved. Remember the old Soviet system?  It crashed in 1991.  In place of markets, Soviets used quotas, fashioned by committees.  Never mind what citizens actually wanted—or needed—stuff was chosen for them by bureaucrats, instead. Of course, when the price system is undermined, disastrous consequences may follow.  For the Soviet system, economic and political […]

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