Politics, Policy, and the Great Recession with Robert Reich - Conversations with History

6/6/2011; 54 minutes

Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Robert Reich to discuss political change and the structural causes of the 2008 economic collapse. Recalling his formative experiences, Reich explains what led to his focus on economics and politics. He talks about his tenure as Secretary of Labor for Clinton and analyzes the changes in the American political economy since the great Depression, arguing for a return to the greater economic equality that characterized the post World War II era. He concludes with an evaluation of the importance of political leadership, ideas, Presidential appointments, and grass roots mobilization. (#21381)

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