Book Discussion on The Mind and the Market

From the Joseph Slifka Center at Yale University, author Jerry Muller discussed his book The Mind and the Market: Capitalism in Modern… read more

From the Joseph Slifka Center at Yale University, author Jerry Muller discussed his book The Mind and the Market: Capitalism in Modern European Thought, published by Alfred A. Knopf. The author writes that capitalism’s roots can be traced back to classical Roman and Greek cultures. The book says that capitalism is too broad a subject to be handled by economists only, and that it has many cultural, moral, and political effects. It is these effects that have been debated for centuries by intellectuals like Voltaire, Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and Matthew Arnold. Mr. Muller pays particular attention in illustrating how throughout the history of capitalism, anti-Semitic notions about Jews and money have played a role in how capitalism is seen. After the presentation the author answered questions from members of the audience. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Jerry Z. Muller Associate Professor Catholic University of America->History Department
  • James E. Ponet Executive Director Yale University->Slifka (Joseph) Center for Jewish Life
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Book Discussion on The Mind and the Market

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New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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Apr 19, 2003
Last Aired:
May 18, 2003

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  • Apr 19, 2003 | 12:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 26, 2003 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 18, 2003 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 18, 2003 | 8:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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