Books: Americana, a 400-Year History of American Capitalism by Bhu Srinivasan

Mayflower, early farmers, tobacco, taxes, cotton, steam, railways, gold, slavery, telegraph, beer, patents, oil, steel, machines, light, retail, guns, media, unions, meat, trusts, automobiles, fast food franchises, radio, banking, film, roads, computers, startups, internet, mobile... land of opportunities. Interesting facts: I was surprised to learn just how instrumental was the government (municipal, state and federal) …