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The Source: Have We Deified The Market?

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Has the West become obsessed with capitalism, material possession, and making money? Most people in the U.S. would probably say yes. But have we built a religion around the Free Market, imbued it with certain magical qualities that can only be truly explained through interpretive acolytes? That is the argument that renown religious scholar Harvey Cox makes in his new book "The Market As God."

Guest:

  • Harvey Cox, Hollis Professor of Divinity at Harvard University
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