Robert Reich

22nd Secretary of Labor and Co-Founder of Inequality Media, Robert Reich, discusses his new book, The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It, during a livestream interview on October 1, 2020.

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Robert B. Reich is the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served four presidents including Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton, under whom he served as Secretary of Labor. For President Obama, he was a member of his economic advisory board. Time magazine named him among the "10 Best Cabinet Members of the Century.” The Wall Street Journal placed him sixth on its list of “Most Influential Business Thinkers.” He has written 15 books, including The Work of Nations, which has been translated into 22 languages. He co-created the award winning films Inequality for All and Saving Capitalism, which are streamable. He blogs at


This event was sponsored by the generosity of Don Griffin and Mary Cubanski.

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