Robert Reich Speaker

Robert Reich

Former Secretary of Labor, economist and New York Times-bestselling author

Robert Reich: Biography highlights

Robert Reich is the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Reich has served in three presidential administrations, including Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton, for which Time magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the 20th century. Robert Reich is the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Reich has served in three presidential administrations, including Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton, for which Time magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the 20th century.

He has written over 15 books on the future of work and the new economy, including the bestsellers AftershockBeyond Outrage and Saving Capitalism, which urgently assess the constantly-widening divisions affecting economics and politics today. His most recent bestseller, The Common Good, is a timely and compelling argument to set the common good at the centre of economic and political policies.

In 2013, Reich co-created (with Jacob Kornbluth) the award-winning documentary Inequality for All, a sobering look at economic inequality and in 2017, his second documentary, based on his book of the same name, Saving Capitalism, became a Netflix original. He co-founded Inequality Media, an online video channel dedicated to raising awareness of economic inequality. To date, Reich’s videos on economics and politics have been viewed by over 90 million people around the world.

A sought-after speaker for his expertise on global and domestic economics as well as for his ability to present complex issues with warmth and urgency, Reich has spoken at major lecture series, conferences,  college campuses across the country and around the world. He is a Senior Economics Contributor to CNN, a Newsweek columnist and his writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.

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Saving Capitalism with Robert Reich
Saving Capitalism with Robert Reich
53:30
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Robert Reich - Inequality for All
Robert Reich - Inequality for All
09:22
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Truth as a Common Good with Robert Reich
Truth as a Common Good with Robert Reich
51:03
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Robert B. Reich - Aftershock: The Next Economy and America′s Future
Robert B. Reich - Aftershock: The Next Economy and America′s Future
55:43
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The Politics of Rich and Poor

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University of Puget Sound

'Note-free eloquence, clarity, intelligence, moral centeredness, charm, humor, analysis, passion...Dr. Robert Reich was VERY impressive, and it was an extraordinary visit for which our students are very grateful. He was also gracious, praising the preparedness of our students and how much he enjoyed his time at University of Sound.'

Business Week

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The New York Times Book Review

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Institutional Investor Forums

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Washington Monthly

'Reich's analysis, driven by the specific sources of our competitive disadvantage relative to the Japanese, is quite original....Reich's imagery is frighteningly on the mark. He asks us, correctly, I think, to consider a new intellectual and emotional framework for everything from interpersonal to economic to security dealings....His shift of the debate beyond quick-fix management devices and annual policy choices is path-breaking.'

Transylvania County Library

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Village Voice

'An elegantly written exposition and critique of contemporary American political mythology and a fervent plea for a new one.'

Booklist

'Reich's lucidly defining and empowering call for revitalized civic awareness-complete with an enticing list of recommended reading and discussion guide-is an ideal catalyst for book-group conversations.'

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