Tales of a New America: The Anxious Liberal's Guide to the Future

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Vintage Books, 1988 - Political Science - 290 pages
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An influential political economist's persuasive argument that Americans need to profoundly recast some important myths about America to successfully maintain its current place and power within the emerging global economy.

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User Review  - applemcg - LibraryThing

Reich tells the story 20 years ago; some things have come home to roost, others challenges persist. Reich offers (if not introduces) a third way, between state-run liberal bureaucracy and laissez ... Read full review

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Reading this book from the perspective of 2009 it is remarkable how the topics are so relevant for the Obama administration to deal with.The issue of inequaity, takeovers, executive compensation have not changed. Read full review


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Robert B. Reich is a writer, educator, politician, and advisor. He was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on June 24, 1946. He earned a B.A. at Dartmouth College in 1968 and received a Rhodes scholarship to attend Oxford University, where he earned his M.A. in 1970. In 1973, he received his J.D. from Yale University. Reich was an assistant to the Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice from 1974 to 1976. He directed the policy planning staff of the Federal Trade Commission from 1976 to 1981 and taught on the faculty of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government from 1981 to 1992. He served as the 22nd Secretary of Labor from 1993 to 1997 under President Bill Clinton. He became the University Professor and the Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy at Brandies University in 1997. He is currently the Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Regan has had articles published in every major newspaper in the United States, as well as many magazines. He has written numerous books including Locked in the Cabinet, Reason: Why Liberals Will Win the Battle for America, Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life, and Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future. In 2003, he was awarded the Vaclev Havel Foundation Prize for his pioneering work in economic and social thought.

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