Robert B. Reich has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. He also served on President-Elect Obama’s transition advisory board. He has written eighteen books, including The Work of Nations, which has been translated into 22 languages; the best-sellers The Future of Success, Locked in the Cabinet, Supercapitalism, Aftershock, Beyond Outrage, The Common Good, Saving Capitalism, and The System.
Professor Reich is co-founding editor of The American Prospect magazine, co-founder of the Economic Policy Institute, and co-founder of Inequality Media. In 2003, Reich was awarded the prestigious Vaclav Havel Vision Foundation Prize, by the former Czech president, for his pioneering work in economic and social thought. In 2008, Time Magazine named him one of the ten most successful cabinet secretaries of the century. He received his B.A. from Dartmouth College, his M.A. from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and his J.D. from Yale Law School.
The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It (Knopf, 2020)
The Common Good (Knopf, 2018),
Economics In Wonderland (Fantagraphics Books, 2017),
Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few (Knopf, 2015),
Beyond Outrage (Knopf, 2012),
Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future (Knopf, 2010),
Supercapitalism (Knopf, 2007),
Reason (Knopf, 2004),
I'll Be Short (Beacon, 2002),
The Future of Success (Knopf, 2000),
Locked in the Cabinet (Knopf, 1997),
The Work of Nations (Knopf, 1991),
The Power of Public Ideas (ed), (Harvard U. Press, 1988),
Tales of a New America (Times, 1987),
New Deals (co-author, Times, 1984),
The Next American Frontier (Times, 1983),
Minding America's Business (co-author, Harcourt Brace, 1981).
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