Ask Prof Wolff: Religion and Capitalism

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Patron of Democracy at Work asks: "In his book "One Nation Under God: How Corporate American Invented Christian America, Kevin Kruse talks about an alliance between American capitalists and conservative religious leaders, going back to the 1930s. This alliance pushes capitalism in churches under a biblical veneer of 'free-market Gospel.’ Capitalists supply the money, and the churches supply the voters as well as a moral gloss on unregulated capitalism, resulting in the enormous political power that we see in the 'Religious Right.’ Do you agree with his ideas? Is this sort of alliance unique to America or does it happen in other capitalist countries?"

This is Professor Richard Wolff's video response.

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