Fareed Zakaria – What we see today is…

What we see today is an American economy that has boomed because of policies and…


“What we see today is an American economy that has boomed because of policies and developments of the 1950s and ’60s: the interstate-highway system, massive funding for science and technology, a public-education system that was the envy of the world and generous immigration policies.”
-Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria – In a very weak economy…

In a very weak economy, when you say ‘cut government spending,’ what you mean is…


“In a very weak economy, when you say ‘cut government spending,’ what you mean is you’re laying off school teachers and you’re de-funding various programs that put money into the economy. This means you have more unemployed people that then draw unemployment benefits and don’t pay taxes.”
-Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria – Americans have so far put…

Americans have so far put up with inequality because they felt they could change their…


“Americans have so far put up with inequality because they felt they could change their status. They didn’t mind others being rich, as long as they had a path to move up as well. The American Dream is all about social mobility in a sense – the idea that anyone can make it.”
-Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria – During the Cold War, we…

During the Cold War, we were interested because we were scared that Russia and the…


“During the Cold War, we were interested because we were scared that Russia and the United States were going to go to war. We were scared that Russia was going to take over the world. Every country became a battleground.”
-Fareed Zakaria