Profit and Prophet

Today we’ll find out how the notion of the rational market helped create the modern financial system – and why it may actually be a myth. Bestselling author Bruce Feiler explores how Moses has shaped America’s character over the past few centuries. Then, Michael Chabon, who's best-known for his novels, discusses his personal essays on what it means to be a man in today's society. Plus, our latest Underreported segments investigate how politicians abuse their Political Action Committee money and what's driving the price spike in gold.

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