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4.14285714285714 out of 54.14285714285714 out of 54.14285714285714 out of 54.14285714285714 out of 54.14285714285714 out of 5 4.14 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert B. Reich Narrator: Robert B. Reich Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN: 9781449839871
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When the nation’s economy foundered in 2008, blame was directed almost universally at Wall Street bankers. But Robert B. Reich, one of our most experienced and trusted voices on public policy, suggests another reason for the meltdown. Our real problem, he argues, lies in the increasing concentration of wealth in the hands of the richest Americans, while stagnant wages and rising costs have forced the middle class to go deep into debt. Reich’s thoughtful and detailed account of where we are headed over the next decades—and how we can fix our economic system—is a practical, humane, and much-needed blueprint for restoring America’s economy and rebuilding our society.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Important and well executed…Reich is fluent, fearless, even amusing.” 

    New York Times Book Review

  • “[Reich] provides a thoughtful dialogue about the structural problems that led to the recent recession.” 

    Washington Post

  • “All Americans will benefit from reading this insightful, timely book.” 

    Bill Bradley

  • “Reich’s thesis is well argued and frighteningly plausible.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Lucid and cogent.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 3/23/2011

    " I thought the theory was interesting as to this current Great Recession, however, the book ends weakly. It suggests tax reform but is rather vague, nothing concrete. Easier to read than I thought it would be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 3/9/2011

    " Really thought provoking read. I agree with many of the authors ideas, now we just need to get a politician to implement some of these. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jarad | 3/9/2011

    " Covers the perils currently facing the economy; what caused the current crisis, and what must be done to overcome it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/28/2011

    " This one gets a bit repetitive in the middle, but Reich has easy to follow strong arguments for a more just and equitable economy-- I especially enjoy his ideas for restructuring student loan debt and higher education in the U.S. (see his last chapter). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 2/26/2011

    " I'm writing a review of this book for the Empire Page. I'll share the URL when it's been published. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 2/21/2011

    " Some solid points about income inequality, but his proposed solutions are too radical for average, especially right-leaning, Americans to buy into. "

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About the Author
Author Robert B. Reich

Robert B. Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served in three national administrations and has written fifteen books, including several New York Times bestsellers. His articles have appeared in the New Yorker, Atlantic, New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. He is co-creator of the award-winning film Inequality for All. He is also chair of the national governing board of Common Cause.