This Is Why Apple Can't Save America

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The following video is part of our nationally syndicated Motley Fool Money radio show, in which host Chris Hill and advisors Ron Gross, James Early, and Seth Jayson discuss the week's business and investing news. This week's guest is best-selling author and economic historian Niall Ferguson. In this clip, he explains why he believes innovative leaders like Apple and Intel won't be the ones to spur economic growth in the United States.

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