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Robert B. Reich was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on June 24, 1946. He received a B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1968, a M.A. from Oxford University in 1970, and a J.D. from Yale University. Reich was an assistant to the Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice from 1974 to 1976. He vis mere directed the policy planning staff of the Federal Trade Commission from 1976 to 1981 and taught on the faculty of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government from 1981 to 1992. He served as the 22nd Secretary of Labor from 1993 to 1997 under President Bill Clinton. He became the University Professor and the Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy at Brandies University in 1997. He is currently the Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Reich has written numerous books including Locked in the Cabinet; Reason: Why Liberals Will Win the Battle for America; Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life; Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future; Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few; and The Common Good. In 2003, he was awarded the Vaclev Havel Foundation Prize for his pioneering work in economic and social thought. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Locked in the Cabinet (1997) 383 eksemplarer
The Common Good (2018) 224 eksemplarer

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Explores the familiar assessments of contemporary American mainstream (rightist) economic and social policy thinking initiated by Reagan and Thatcher in the 1980s. The author supports the diagnosis that unbridled pursuit of private gain is weakening the social contract, in America and the capitalist part of the world. His prescriptions for mitigating the negative effects of this unregulated pursuit of private profit, as outlined in the final chapter 'A New Deal for the Middle Class', include : a 'reverse income tax' or 'wage supplement' to put spending money back into tha hands of the least well-off; a carbon tax on fossil fuels; higher marginal tax rates on the wealthy; a 'reemployment system' that will help people who lose their jobs to get back into the jobs market; school vouchers based on family income; lightening the burden of college loans so that the less wealthy are not deterred from seeking higher education; Medicare for all; a sizeable increase in public goods like public transportation, public parks, museums, librarries; reducing the role of money in politics. The whole picture is one of Social Democracy as developed in Western Europe, in contrast to the unfettered private financial capitalism of the Reagan-Thatcher axis.… (mere)
Dilip-Kumar | 22 andre anmeldelser | Jan 17, 2024 |
Yes yes, you're mad and not going to take it any more
emmby | Oct 4, 2023 |
Digestible and timely overview of the growing influence of corporations in setting American public policy in their favor, while exiling the needs of American workers and average citizens. Reich goes into depth to unpack the effects of lobbying and huge political campaign donations in eroding reforms intended to control monopoly power and elevate worker voice through labor institutions. The general thesis is that our democracy has been replaced with an oligarchy that sets the rules of the so called "free market."

The "How We Fix It" part is generally lacking, beyond encouraging active citizenship and educating the elite (specifically Jamie Dimon) on the nature of their power. But I appreciate that this book makes salient the ways that our institutions have been corrupted, and the vicious cycle that we are all living through in this moment.
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amsilverny | 7 andre anmeldelser | Feb 22, 2023 |
Another great book from Robert Reich. Talks about the currently lost sense of the "Common Good" that has lead to wealth and power concentration who the operate the economic and political systems for their own personal benefit. Also includes some suggestions about how to begin to turn things around.
Castinet | 3 andre anmeldelser | Dec 11, 2022 |



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