So, you like Bernie? Does his campaign pledge to address income inequality appeal to you? Then you should check out what former Labor Secretary Robert Reich has to say about how the basic rules of capitalism are stacked in favor of those at the top and what can be done to shape market forces so that more people share in economic prosperity.
Joseph Stiglitz and Robert Reich reminisce here about their days in the Clinton Administration, recalling the pushback from fellow cabinet members for labeling certain policies “corporate welfare” and criticizing excessive salaries for C-suite executives. They have issues with Obama, too, particularly on trade. And don’t get them started on Super PACs and the influence of money on politics! Will they be there for Hillary in 2016?
For a dose of humor along with a lesson on the politics of income inequality across America, treat yourself to some Stiglitz and Reich.
Before he became a professor at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, Robert Reich served in three national administrations, most recently as Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton.
An auther of thirteen books, chairman of Common Cause and a regular contributor to public radio’s “Marketplace,” Reich is a dynamic public speaker who doesn’t hold back when it comes to his opinions and predictions on the economy, the presidential election, tax policy and more.
In his most recent UCTV talk, “2012: A Turning Point? If So, Which Way?” Reich gives an empowering presentation on the state of the nation during this election year and where he thinks we might be headed, followed by a Q&A with Henry Brady, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy. You can find even more programs with Robert Reich at the UCTV website.