Monday, October 22, 2007
Well, I found out that he's since written a book called Supercapitalism. Here's a NPR blurb about him and his book. He also does Marketplace commentaries on National Public Radio. His commentaries seem to be echoed in his blog as well.
Perhaps Dr. Reich appeals to me because I am a former academic. He's intelligent and he makes a lot of sense. He knows and understands economics and he's an educator. He wants to solve problems in a logical way within the political and economic frameworks we have. He doesn't try to push an agenda by using fear-mongering tactics. He tries to persuade through intelligent discourse which seems to be in short supply these days. To understand how bad things have gotten, watch Jon Stewart skewer Fox News commentators on their coverage of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize. Read or listen to Dr. Reich yourself and come to your own conclusions. I think he's more right than wrong. But logic and good sense seem to be in short supply these days. People are so busy trying to make it day to day, they likely miss what's going on around them. They desire relief, but all they get is lip service and platitudes or worse, fear.
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