Robert Reich

Economic Analyst; Senior Economic Contributor, CNN; Contributor, CNBC; Professor; New York Times Best-Selling Author; Advisor to Presidents and Former Secretary of Labor

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Robert B. Reich is one of the world's leading thinkers about work and the economy. Now Chancellor's professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, he has served under three national administrations, most recently as Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton. He also served on President Barack Obama's economic transition advisory board. In 2008, TIME magazine named him one of the ten most successful cabinet secretaries of the past century.

Reich is the author of numerous books including The Work of Nations, which has been translated into 22 languages, and several other national best sellers. He has a reputation for seeing where politics and the economy are going before they get there. For example, in his 2007 best seller, Supercapitalism, he warned of the perils of an under-regulated and over-leveraged financial system. In his 2010 best seller, Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future, he predicted a tepid recovery that would last for years, with volatile political consequences.

In his national best seller, Saving Capitalism, he foresees a widening political divide not between Democrats and Republicans but between establishment elites and anti-establishment populists in both parties. In 2017, Netflix announced a Netflix Original documentary of the same name based on Reich’s book.

His most recent books are Economics in Wonderland (November 2017) which includes a collection of mini essays and cartoons focused on the most important political issues of the day, and The Common Good (2018).

Reich is the co-creator and host of the widely acclaimed 2013 documentary, Inequality for All, in which he explains the underlying forces that are shaping our economy and lays out pragmatic solutions for a broader prosperity.

Reich has a nationally-syndicated column and he also writes frequently for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Financial Times.  He is a senior economic contributor to CNN, a contributor to CNBC, and a frequent panelist on ABC's This Week and other television programs.

In late 2003, Reich was awarded the prestigious Vaclev Havel prize, in Prague, for his original contributions to economic thinking. The Wall Street Journal has named him one of the nation's top ten thought leaders.