In today’s culture there is a tendency to associate capitalism with religion. That association stems from generations of conservatives suggesting that what makes America free, great, and exceptional is faith. So it’s hardly a surprise that many Americans who revere science oppose capitalism.

In this talk, delivered as part of ARI’s Road to a Free Society tour, ARI senior fellow Onkar Ghate challenges the view that we face a choice between science and capitalism. Instead, he argues that capitalism is the system of reason and science — and that statism is the system of faith and obedience to authority.

Recorded on December 3, at ARI’s headquarters in Irvine, California.

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