Robert Reich discusses What's at Stake in the Election: Trickle-Down Versus Bottom-Up Economics
The state of the economy and the welfare of American jobs are pressing issues in the current election cycle.
Former secretary of labor and author of multiple best sellers, Reich warns that democracy and capitalism are not fundamentally intertwined; there can be one without the other, he says. For this reason, he asserts that understanding the economic policies of the presidential hopefuls is of dire importance.
Reich (who, it has been widely reported, is beginning to advise Barack Obama on economic matters) will discuss the repercussions of our economic options- The Commonwealth Club of California
Robert Reich is professor of public policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.
He served in three national administrations; his articles appear frequently in The New York Times and The Washington Post, and he is a commentator for American Public Media's "Marketplace," heard on NPR.