Supercapitalism

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 4, 2007 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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From one of America's foremost economic and political thinkers comes a vital analysis of our new hypercompetitive and turbo-charged global economy and the effect it is having on American democracy. With his customary wit and insight, Reich shows how widening inequality of income and wealth, heightened job insecurity, and corporate corruption are merely the logical results of a system in which politicians are more beholden to the influence of business lobbyists than to the voters who elected them. Powerful and thought-provoking, Supercapitalism argues that a clear separation of politics and capitalism will foster an enviroment in which both business and government thrive, by putting capitalism in the service of democracy, and not the other way around.


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Review: Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life

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Economic history of America in Three Acts Act I: Free-market economy runs wild Act II: Government regulation reigns in capitalism's excesses Act III: Big business solves problem created in Act II by ... Read full review

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Well now I'm thoroughly cynical about the motives of the leadership in large corporations. Nothing is because a leader is a good guy - it's all about the bottom line. When the CEO or others on the ... Read full review

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Robert B. Reich is professor of public policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. He last served in government as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. His articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He contributes weekly commentaries to Marketplace on public radio, appears regularly on television, and is a cofounding editor of The American Prospect. In 2003 Reich was awarded the prestigious Václav Havel Foundation Prize for pioneering work in economic and social thought. He lives in Berkeley, California.


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