Soul of Capitalism: A Path to a Moral Economy

Version: Abridged
Author: William Greider
Narrator: Peter Johnson
Genres: Business & Economics, Politics, American Politics
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Published In: September 2003
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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No journalist working today is more skilled than William Greider at demystifying the large institutions and complex forces that govern our lives. Now he brings his formidable reportorial talents to bear on the system that undergirds--and increasingly threatens--the American way of life. Greider shows that our discontents are not just with dishonest CEOs, but with the staggering cost of our relative affluence, as measured in family stress, the quiet desperation of toiling to make ends meet, and the destruction of our social fabric and natural environment. The solution, he argues, will require a fundamental realignment of power. Using many successful examples--workers becoming owners; pension funds withdrawing their capital from polluters; small, human-scale companies functioning profitably; government reforming public works--Greider reveals where the leverage points for reinventing capitalism lie, and offers a compelling blueprint for an economic system that works not only for profits but for people, too.

Author Details

Author Details

Greider, William

William Greider is the bestselling author of five previous books, including "One World, Ready or Not" (on the global economy), "Who Will Tell the People" (on American politics), and "Secrets of the Temple" (on the Federal Reserve). A reporter for forty years, he has written for "The Washington Post" and "Rolling Stone" and has been an on-air correspondent for six "Frontline" documentaries on PBS. Currently the national affairs correspondent for "The Nation, " he lives in Washington, D.C.