Supercapitalism by Robert B. Reich

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From one of America's foremost economic and political thinkers comes a vital analysis of our new hypercompetitive and turbo-charged global economy and the effect it is having on American democracy. With his customary wit and insight, Reich shows how widening inequality of income and wealth, heightened job insecurity, and corporate corruption are merely the logical results of a system in which politicians are more beholden to the influence of business lobbyists than to the voters who elected them. Powerful and thought-provoking, Supercapitalism argues that a clear separation of politics and capitalism will foster an enviroment in which both business and government thrive, by putting capitalism in the service of democracy, and not the other way around.

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About Robert B. Reich

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Robert B. Reich is Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. He has written twelve books, including The Work of Nations, which has been translated into twenty-two languages, and the best seller Supercapitalism. His articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He is also cofounding editor of The American Prospect magazine and provides weekly commentaries on public radio's Marketplace. He lives in Berkeley and blogs at
Published September 4, 2007 by Vintage. 288 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, History. Non-fiction

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The former labor secretary, Robert B. Reich, says market forces have compromised democracy, and need to be restrained.

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As consumers, we look for great deals at Wal-Mart. As citizens, we're dismayed over Main Street's demise. In his new book, Supercapitalism, economist Robert Reich looks at the growing tension between democracy and capitalism.

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