Event: Robert Reich, Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future
Discussion to follow in the same space
Time: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21
Where: Barnes & Noble, 150 E.86th Street (b/t Lex & 3rd)
Robert Reich will discuss his book Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future
. The event is expected to last 1 hour and then Barnes & Noble will provide us with the same room until 9:15 pm.
Aftershock is a brilliant revelation of our harrowing economic crisis and how we should deal with its aftermath. When the nation?s economy foundered in 2008, blame was almost universally pointed at Wall Street, but renowned economist and political theorist Robert Reich posits a different reason for this meltdown ? and for the seemingly treacherous road ahead. He argues that the real problem is structural: it lies in the increasing concentration of income and wealth at the very top, with everyone else sinking into hardship and debt.
Reich offers a thoroughly practical, humane, desperately needed blueprint for lastingly improving America?s economy.
Robert Reich has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton, and as economic advisor to President Obama. He is currently a Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. Among his twelve books are: The Future of Success, Locked in the Cabinet, Supercapitalism and Reason. His articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
There is no deposit for this event, but we hope the event & discussion afterwards will have a good turnout so that we leave a good impression on Barnes & Noble. They are open to letting us use this fantastic space again.