Event: 2015 Michael Nacht Distinguished Lecture in Politics & Public Policy
Date: December 1, 2015 Duration: 53 minutes
Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy, reveals how power and influence have created a new American oligarchy, a shrinking middle class, and the greatest income inequality and wealth disparity in 80 years. Citing his latest book, Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few, Professor Reich lays out what he argues must be done to restore democracy and rebuild the US economy.
Robert B. Reich is the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School and a Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He has served in three national administrations, most recently as Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton. Time Magazinenamed him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. He has written fourteen books, including the best sellers “Aftershock, “The Work of Nations," and "Beyond Outrage." He is also a founding editor of theAmerican Prospect magazine and chairman of Common Cause. His film, Inequality for All, is available on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon.