Robert Reich

professor of Public Policy at the University of California Berkeley, former labor secretary under Bill Clinton

Guest/Host

Robert Reich is Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life, Beyond Outrage: What Has Gone Wrong with Our Economy and Our Democracy, and How to Fix It, and Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few.  A former senior fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies, from 1993 to 1997 he served as US Secretary of Labor.

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