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Robert Reich is a left-leaning economist, politician, and writer. He has served in three national administrations, most recently as the nation's 22nd Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton, and he is currently a professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley.
Reich has written eleven books, including Reason: Why Liberals Will Win the Battle for America, and The Work of Nations. His 2007 book, Supercapitalism, explores the nature of the relationship between capitalism and democracy. "Reich is that most exotic of species," wrote San Francisco magazine in a review, "an economist who can write."
In addition to being a frequent contributor to the Washington Post, the American Prospect, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times, Reich is also a regular speaker on public radio's, Marketplace. He also blogs on the state of the nation and the economy at robertreich.blogspot.com.
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