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Rational Culture with Elliot Rivera: The Sign of the Dollar

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In the modern culture, the dollar sign ($) is used to indicate avarice, greed, obscene wealth.  Cartoon characters, usually villains, have vaults filled to the brim with sacks of gold emblazened with '$'.  Money has become a bad thing, a bad word.  But what exactly is money?  Is it the root of all evil, like so many have said?  What about the *love* of money?

On this week's Rational Culture with Elliot Rivera, the history behind the sign of the dollar is examined and, using the famous speech made by Francisco D'Anconia in Atlas Shrugged, Elliot formulates a defense of money, the profit motive, capitalism - and the love of it all.

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