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This edition: Competing Capitalisms

Episode Details

Original tape date: April 9, 2012.

First aired: April 11, 2012.

The race for the Republican nomination for president is all but over. Mitt Romney is taking on President Obama, characterizing the president’s vision of the US as government-centered. In reaction, Obama called the Republican vision “thinly-veiled social Darwinism.” The political clash illustrates a serious underlying historical competition between public and private sectors to exert influence, a battle taking place in other countries as well. David Rothkopf, the author of “Power Inc., The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government” and editor at large of Foreign Policy Magazine, joins us to take a look at competing capitalisms. Then, Carla L. Peterson, author of "Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth Century New York City” talks about, a new site devoted to the history of African-Amer
ican New York. Dan Barasch explains Delancey Underground, a proposed underground park inspired by the High Line. And Yankee legend Jim Bouton joins Brian for a chat in honor of opening day.

Guest List

Dan Barasch Co-Founder, The Delancey Underground

Jim Bouton Author

Carla L. Peterson Author

James Ramsey

David Rothkopf Author

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