In a livestreamed conversation with Matthew d’Ancona, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich shows how wealth and power have interacted to install an elite oligarchy, eviscerate the middle class, and undermine democracy. Join him for a gripping and urgent analysis of how the rigged systems of American politics and power operate, how this status quo came to be, and how average citizens can enact change.
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Robert Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center. He served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. He has written 17 other books, including the best sellers “Aftershock,””The Work of Nations,” “Beyond Outrage,” and “The Common Good.” He is a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine, founder of Inequality Media, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and co-creator of the award-winning documentaries “Inequality For All,” and “Saving Capitalism,” both now streaming on Netflix.
Matthew d’Ancona is an editor at Tortoise Media and an award-winning columnist. He writes for the Guardian, London Evening Standard and GQ. He was previously editor of the Spectator and founding editor-in-chief of Drugstore Culture. His most recent book, Post-Truth: The New War on Truth and How to Fight Back, received global acclaim.