Julia Ott discusses how the majority of Americans came to be stock owners.
Ever wondered how stockowners came to be some of the most important players in American capitalism? Why do so many Americans own stocks and bonds, and how did we all come to be investors? Who benefits and who loses in our system of investment? How does our system of “investor democracy” shape American lives? Listen to find out.
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Julia Ott is Associate Professor in the History of Capitalism at Eugene Lang College of the New School for Liberal Arts in New York City. She is the author of When Wall Street Met Main Street: The Quest for an Investors’ Democracy. Read more about Julia here.
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