The American economic system is a shifting continuum. Capitalism relies on market forces and rewards individual effort. Socialism works toward the collective good and aims to provide food, housing and education for each member of a community. A recent video renewed debate by arguing socialism failed Native nations. Does either approach help tribes?
Robert Miller (Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma) – professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at
Arizona State University and the author of Reservation “Capitalism”: Economic Development in Indian Country
Eric Henson (Chickasaw) – executive vice president at Compass Lexecon and a research affiliate for the Harvard Project on American Indian
Dr. Andrew Curley (Diné) – assistant professor in the Department of Geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Break 1 Music: Get Down On It (single) Neon Nativez (artist)
Break 2 Music: Apsaalooke Double Beat (Sung for Head Lady Dancer Dora Old Elk) (song) Warscout (artist) Scouts (album)