Supercapitalism

Front Cover
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 4, 2007 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
7 Reviews
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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
3
4 stars
3
3 stars
0
2 stars
1
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - jmoncton - LibraryThing

It's so easy today for us to rant about corporate greed or the sad fact that small independent businesses are being replaced by large superstores. And we are quick to blame heartless CEOs or big ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - nmele - LibraryThing

Our daughter-in-law, Morra Aarons, got me interested in this book after she encountered Reich at a special presentation at the graduate school which she attends. I remembered Reich as the quirky ... Read full review

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bibliographic information