For better or worse, America and capitalism have long been intertwined. In Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism (Penquin Press 2017), author Bhu Srinivasan takes a fresh look at America's relationship with capitalism and its relationship to government. From the days of the Mayflower and the Virginia Company, America has been a place for people to dream, invent, build, tinker, and bet the farm in pursuit of a better life. Bhu Srinivasan takes us on a four hundred year journey of the spirit of innovation and ambition through a series of Next Big Things—the inventions, techniques, and industries that drove American history forward: from the telegraph, the railroad, guns, radio, and banking, to flight, suburbia, and sneakers, culminating with the Internet and mobile technology at the turn of the twenty-first century. The result is a thrilling alternative history of modern America that reframes events, trends, and people we thought we knew through the prism of the value that, for better or worse, this nation holds dearest: capitalism. Join us for an interesting and enjoyable discussion.