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The root of all good?

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 20 April 2013

Capitalism has lifted millions of people out of poverty - for that reason alone doesn't it make sense to embrace an economic system that creates much needed wealth? Or does capitalism represent an unhealthy love of money, which leads to an elite becoming very rich whilst vast swathes of society are excluded? Is capitalism the root of all good? Join Justin Rowlatt, Manuela Saragosa, Colm O'Regan and their guests: Giles Fraser, former Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral in London; Tariq El Diwany an ex-city trader turned expert in Islamic finance; Doug Richard a British-based Californian businessman who specialises in growing small hi-tech businesses; and Rachel Elnaugh, entrepreneur and business mentor for a special edition of In the Balance from the BBC's radio theatre.

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