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VIDEO: In Conversation with Robert Reich

11 Jul 2013, by in Economics

On the 21 May 2013 the TUC hosted an After Austerity seminar with Robert Reich. At the event, Professor Reich discussed the key economic challenges we need to address to secure a progressive future. He was interviewed by Faisal Islam.

Robert Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, and former Secretary of Labour in the Clinton administration. Time magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the last century. He is a best-selling author of thirteen books including Aftershock and The Work of Nations. He features in ‘Inequality for All’, a paradigm-shifting film about widening US income inequality and winner of the 2013 Sundance Festival Special Jury Award.

5 Responses to VIDEO: In Conversation with Robert Reich

  1. John
    Jul 12th 2013, 4:08 am

    A very good video Anjum of Professor Robert Reich and thanks for this. Well worth watching. [To be fair to Faisal Islam, I shall catch up with the Q&A on another evening]. Thanks again.

  2. VIDEO: In Conversation with Robert Reich
    Jul 12th 2013, 2:10 pm

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  3. Robert Wright
    Jul 19th 2013, 9:12 pm

    Thank you for you insight and ways to properly address our current economic problems. It is a shame that more people don’t watch and understand your message. More would understand, if a simple cartoon presented your ideas.

  4. David Starkey
    Jul 20th 2013, 5:26 am

    You CANNOT repair an economy while deliberately harming 71% of it.
    Consumers are 71% of the U.S. economy.
    I don’t know what the numbers are for Europe, but I suspect they aren’t vastly different.

  5. Kay Baumgartner
    Jul 20th 2013, 2:10 pm

    Robert Reich is a national — strike that, an international treasure. I cannot believe sometimes that, in our putative democracy, the obvious rightness and clarity of his vision hasn’t prevailed against the corporate and political interests aligned against him. Seems the public should recognize truth when it’s spoken, and rise up against the ridiculous obstructionist bottleneck tyranny of the radical right and the 1%. I’d chalk it up to cynical, self-serving greed, if they weren’t also sowing the seeds of their own ultimate destruction in the process — so I have to add colossally short-sighted stupidity to the mix. Holding out some slim hope for the midterm election — but it feels like it’s eons away. In the meantime, bless Mr. Reich for speaking truth to power — and to the rest of us.

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