Reciprocity, religion and the golden rule

Dr. Robert Putnam speaking with Dr. Joseph Daniels

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Dr. Robert Putnam is a professor of public policy at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government and author of the 2000 best-seller, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community. Putnam delivered Marquette’s annual Marburg Lecture in economics while on a national book tour for his 2010 release, American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us.

Dr. Joseph Daniels is a professor of economics in Marquette’s College of Business Administration and director of the college’s Center for Global and Economic Studies. Daniels’ research interests include international currency markets, globalization and monetary policy, and the economics of religion. His work on social capital was cited in Putnam’s American Grace.


In the first of a two-part interview, Drs. Robert Putnam and Joseph Daniels discuss social capital and its implications in religion and politics. Putnam’s book, American Grace, examines the role social capital plays in how religion divides and unites Americans. Daniels’ research on social capital is cited in the book.

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