Is capitalism the best economic system simply because it suits human nature? That is, are people naturally independent, competitive, and greedy?
Or are people naturally communal, cooperative, and kind?
Mental Health Counselor Dr. Harriet Fraad argues that human nature is shaped, that human nature adapts to societal expectations. From feral children raised by wolves to affluent prep-school students, we are all taught to aim for specific standards of behavior.
She and economist Prof Richard D. Wolff explore this perspective and the implications it may have on social and economic systems.
Peeling Back the Layers