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Robert Reich

Economic Analyst

Robert Reich is an economic analyst, professor and author. He is currently chancellor’s professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Reich has served in three presidential administrations, most recently as secretary of labor for President Clinton. In 2008, Time magazine named Reich one of the best cabinet members of the 20th century for his accomplishments as secretary. During his tenure, Reich raised the minimum wage, implemented the Family and Medical Leave Act, and cracked down on sweatshops.

He is the author of 13 books including several bestsellers: The Work of Nations, which has been translated into 22 languages, Supercapitalism, Aftershock and his latest, Beyond Outrage: What Has Gone Wrong with Our Economy and Our Democracy, and How to Fix It. He recently teamed up with director Jacob Kornbluth to star in Inequality For All, a documentary on the nation’s widening income gap. The film, opening on September 27, 2013, won the Special Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was the Audience Award Winner for Best Documentary Film at the Traverse City Film Festival in 2013.

Articles and commentary by Reich have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, the Financial Times, the Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. As a political and economic commentator he appears regularly on television and is a frequent contributor to public radio’s Marketplace. He is co-founding editor of The American Prospect magazine and also writes a popular blog,