Robert Reich, as a economist who bridges academia with hands-on public policy work, is a provocative and entertaining speaker. He was interviewed by Steve Paiken.
Reich’s new book, Supercapitalism, is … an important read. Reich bemoans the fact that this continent’s economy seems to care not much at all anymore about working conditions, progress for the middle class, etc.
We seem only to care whether our stocks are doing well, and whether our pensions are making an adequate return.
Reich concludes we are in the process of losing our democracy, our values around citizenship, to this “Supercapitalism” he describes.