Reich Delivers Message of Optimism and Caution to LBJ School

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich struck a cautiously optimistic note when he spoke at the LBJ School as part of the Liz Carpenter Lecture Series on Tuesday, September 8th. Although Reich was quick to catalogue the challenges facing the United States economy, he sketched out ways that US workers—and not just corporations—can thrive in the new global economy. Reich, formerly the Labor Secretary under President Bill Clinton and currently a professor of public policy at UC Berkeley, led off with what would be his two main themes for the evening: structural changes to the economy and the resulting question...

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