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Zachary Karabell: Brown Brothers Harriman Is the Story of American Capitalism

Author Zachary Karabell discusses the firm's evolution and what made it different from many of its Wall Street counterparts.

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Our guest on the podcast today is author Zachary Karabell. He’s written numerous books about global history, economics, and politics. His latest is called Inside Money: Brown Brothers Harriman and the American Way of Power.




Twitter: @zacharykarabell

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Brown Brothers Harriman


Inside Money: Brown Brothers Harriman and the American Way of Power, by Zachary Karabell, 2021.

“Zachary Karabell: How a Boring Bank Shaped the Rise of American Power," by Jane Wollman Rusoff,, July 30, 2021.

The Leading Indicators: A Short History of the Numbers That Rule Our World, by Zachary Karabell, 2014.

"Capitalism Doesn’t Have to Be This Way," by Zachary Karabell, The Atlantic, May 21, 2021.

“The Capitalist Culture That Built America,” by Zachary Karabell, The Wall Street Journal, May 14, 2021.

“Fannie, Freddie, and the Destructive Dream of the 'Ownership Society,’ ” by Zachary Karabell, The Atlantic, Aug. 10, 2013.

“A House Is a Home--Not an Investment,” by Zachary Karabell, The Atlantic, Sept. 13, 2013.

C-Span Inside Money, hosted by Museum of American Finance in New York City, July 14, 2021.


Superfusion: How China and America Became One Economy and Why the World's Prosperity Depends on It, by Zachary Karabell, 2009

“Trump Got China All Wrong. Now Biden Is Too,” by Zachary Karabell, Foreign Policy, March 24, 2021

“China’s Didi Crackdown Isn’t All That Different From U.S. Moves Against Big Tech,” by Zachary Karabell, Time, July 9, 2021.