An interview with ROBERT B. REICH
Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley
Interviewer: VIJAY VAITHEESWARAN
Global Correspondent, The Economist
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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.
Political economist Robert Reich outlines how government policy can foster markets that encourage innovation in education, healthcare, and the environment. "The middle and working class can share in the gains of productivity," argues Reich.
Weekly magazine of news and opinion, founded in 1843 and published in London, generally regarded as one of the world's preeminent journals of its kind. It gives thorough and wide-ranging coverage of general news and particularly of international political developments that bear on the world's economy. In accord with the views promoted by its founders and conveyed by legendary Economist editor Walter Bagehot, the publication maintains the position that free markets typically provide the best method of running economies and governments. North America accounts for about half of its total readership.
Another thing .... FORA.tv ... no one is going to hear these ideas when it costs $200.00 to hear the full program. FORA.tv with their wonderful programming actually seems to be working against getting this information being heard.
I've read a few of Robert Reich's books and from my reading Mr. Reich actually represents the center that no one wants to American economic and social policy. His ideas would solve the problems we face today, and move the country forward. It is a shame that the factors that push against his ideas are so entrenched in power that this center point is not revealed well to the American people.