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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 www.robertreich.org.
"Important and well executed. . . . Reich is fluent, fearless,
--"The New York Times Book Review"
"A good read. . . . [Reich] provides a thoughtful dialogue about the structural problems that led to the recent recession. . . . His ideas are worth exploring."
--"The Washington Post"
"One of the clearest explanations to date of . . . how the United States went from . . . 'the Great Prosperity' of 1947 to 1975 to the Great Recession."
--Bob Herbert, "The New York Times"
"All Americans will benefit from reading this insightful, timely book."
"Lucid and cogent."
"Well argued and frighteningly plausible: without a return to the "basic bargain" (that workers are also consumers), the "aftershock" of the Great Recession includes a long-term high unemployment and a political backlash--a crisis, he notes with a sort of grim optimism, that just might be painful enough to encourage necessary structural reforms."