Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Robert Reich: How Unequal Can America Get Before We Snap?

Robert Reich was the 22nd Secretary of Labor. During his tenure, he implemented the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), advocated against sweatshops in the U.S. and illegal child labor abroad, and spearheaded the Clinton administration’s successful effort to increase the minimum wage, among many successful initiatives. I’ve become a fan of his NPR spots and also just listened to a lecture he gave in Berkley entitled “How Unequal Can America Get Before We Snap”, which I recommend.

2 comments:

Gwynned guy said...

Reich is one of the smartest guys around, and I'd sure like to see him back in government. I'll look forward to checking out his speech.

Thanks.

Jim said...

I agree with Gwynned Guy. Robert Reich is a very smart man with very good ideas that would really help this country recover from the Bush years. We need to support good education for everybody so that as many people, as possible, are employable. Additional aid should be available for those in the sciences. Bigger tax base, good for all.

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