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photoSelf-interest and American democracy. Despite widening inequality between the rich and the poor, why has democracy done so little to remedy the situation? In this hour, the pursuit of life, liberty, and one's own happiness.

Guests:

Ian Shapiro, professor, political science at Yale University, and the author of a forthcoming book about democracy and redistribution in the United States

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and a senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly

This program aired on November 25, 2002.

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