Do you believe that the United States has a strong sense of ethnocentrism or just a healthy dose of pride? Why or why not?
Is it too idealistic to assume that people will conduct business with a code of integrity in regards to Gans's value of Responsible Capitalism?
When you think about a typical, "All-American" small town, does it give you feelings of nostalgia and comfort like Gans suggests? Or does it seem antiquated and conformist?
Gans talks about the relevance of personal and psychological traits when selecting leaders. For example, some people believe that Barack Obama won the presidency on his abilities to relate and publicly speak. What specific things set a nominee apart for you?