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A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity by Luigi Zingales

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PART TWO

SOLUTIONS

FOR THOSE READERS WHO ARE ALREADY ANGRY, I HOPE THAT MY no-holds-barred exposé resonates with your frustrations. For those who were not angry when you picked up this book, I hope my exposé has made you so.

The degeneration of the US free-market system into crony capitalism should anger any person who loves freedom and democracy.

The purpose of poets is to provide humans with words for their feelings. The more prosaic purpose of social scientists is to provide a framework for interpreting—and, more important, addressing—economic and social problems. In a democracy, comprehension of problems and their causes is a necessary, albeit not sufficient, condition for change.

Yet understanding is not enough; a cure must be found as well. ...

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