Sarah L. Quinn | American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation

Sarah Quinn, author of the new book: "American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation." Dr. Quinn discusses how since the Westward expansion, the U.S. government has used financial markets to manage America's complex social divides, and politicians and officials across the political spectrum have turned to land sales, home ownership, and credit to provide economic opportunity without the appearance of market intervention or direct wealth redistribution.

Sarah L. Quinn is associate professor of sociology at the University of Washington.

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