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Author Puts Unconventional Spin On Economics


Who has the power in capitalism? The critics of capitalism say the rich have the upper hand. But author John Hope Bryant thinks the story is more complex than that. He thinks that capitalism works best when it benefits not the few, but the many.

On Tuesday's Central Standard, John Hope Bryant discussed his recent book, How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class. He talked about his own family's struggles with money, explored the relationship between class and race, and told stories of American industries through his unique lens. He also talked about the importance of identifying and supporting young people with entrepreneurial potential.

Don't think capitalism is worth saving? He addressed that, too.

John Hope Bryant is the CEO of Operation HOPE and was appointed by Barack Obama to serve on the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans



Gina Kaufmann is the host of KCUR’s Central Standard, a talkshow fueled by curiosity and critical thinking. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.
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Sylvia Maria Gross is storytelling editor at KCUR 89.3. Reach her on Twitter @pubradiosly.