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Survival of the Fittest (02:08)


Host Hazel Henderson discusses Adam Smith's 1759 work, "Theory of Moral Sentiments." She poses questions, wondering how his work has morphed into mantras of social Darwinism seen on Wall Street.

Birth of Capitalism (03:52)

Kim Ann Curtin describes how she followed the story of the real Adam Smith, visiting Scotland to learn more. She believes that Smith intended capitalism to be something very different than what it has become.

Conscious Capitalism (03:59)

Henderson thought Adam Smith was a bad person until she read "The Theory of Moral Sentiments." She believes that Wall Street has misunderstood Charles Darwin's "survival of the fittest."

Distorted Ideas (03:43)

Curtin believes that two pivotal mantras of the American Society have been informed by misinformation. She believes that the world would be different if these ideas had been followed accurately since the 1800s.

Correcting Misinformation (05:18)

Henderson believes that the youth will push back and refuse to live under the "survival of the fittest" dogma. Henderson describes her efforts to challenge myths about money.

Shareholder Value (05:35)

Curtin and Henderson describe the bailout and the impact on the American people. They mention several books on the topic.

Changes for the Future (01:01)

Curtin says that the most quoted documented in business in the last 30 years is incorrect.

Credits: How Adam Smith and Charles Darwin Got Hijacked: Ethical Markets 6 (01:19)

Credits: How Adam Smith and Charles Darwin Got Hijacked: Ethical Markets 6

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Hazel Henderson interviews Kim Ann Curtin, author of Transforming Wall Street. They discuss the two greatest icons of Western thought, Adam Smith and Charles Darwin, and how their ideas were distorted and misued by elites in 18th-century Britain, and now in global economics and finance. Learn about Smith's "Theory of Moral Sentiments" (1759) which explores human behavior in families and communities as empathetic, caring, and cooperative, as well as Darwin's view that humanity's success is based on cooperation. 

Length: 28 minutes

Item#: BVL95279

ISBN: 978-1-68272-569-6

Copyright date: ©2015

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