Reich’s distinguished career spans three administrations, including a tenure as Clinton’s secretary of labor. He has been awarded the Vaclav Havel Foundation Prize for work in economic and social thought, and is the author of a dozen books, most recently Beyond Outrage. He is also the co-founding editor of American Prospect, co-creator of the film Inequality for All, commentator on NPR’s Marketplace, and professor of public policy at UC Berkeley. In his thirteenth book, Reich tackles the growing problem of economic disparity by focusing on the relationship between politics and corporate finance. Closely examining that revolving door between the two, Reich compares myths about both the minimum wage and top corporate compensation, and issues a call for civic action to change the status quo.
Sam: If you want to reach my generation, you’re not going to reach them through books .. you have to use movies and videos
Companies will Pursue Profit. It is up to Society to be a Countervailing Force
When Goldman Sachs went to their shareholders with the 10,000 women program ..
I actually think that it is there job to be companies and society’s job to look after the public good.
Companies will primarily act for profit so other countervailing forces must.
A little bit of demonization of people who are stealing the dream is fine.
Trump and plutocrats are demonizing immigrants (punching down) instead of doing something to address the problem.