Liberals will probably like it.
I was amazed at how much spin was in the book. Factual errors and misrepresentation aside, anything contrary to his viewpoint is dismissed and marginalized. I would have though that this would at least been somewhat informative (even it it was obviously biased).
Reading performance was OK, but a diatribe.
Too many books these days waiver from facts and reality due to personal and/or political reasons - this one does not. Mr Reich stays with the facts and properly places history in perspective. The times of today are not exactly like economic history, and those that hang on to those 'old' economic beliefs will be left behind. This informative book was a quick 'read' and I'll likely give it another listen.
Robert Reich gives a smart and well reasoned assessment of what our economy needs at this moment. Looking back at what worked and what did not work through history, he details why progressive economic reforms are not only desirable, but critical to allow our economy to recover.
Listening to the book was a pleasure, as Mr. Reich's understanding of the subject matter is amplified by his enthusiasm and what seems to be explanations and storytelling instead of simply reading from a book. Very good performance and pleasurable to hear.
I can't say whether or not I agree with Prof. Reich's opinions, but they are well laid out and they make you stop and think.
yes, it actually needs a second listen to see what happened and where the country is headed
the demise of our economy driven by greed and no thought of the average american
the whole book was very well written and moments of disappointment in the so called leadership in washington.
good listen, get it and dont be fooled by the spin from the greed and con bunch such as FOX news. just listen and look for facts and make your own judgement. the simple mind is what the right wants to win their votes by smoke and mirrors and outright lies. mr reich delivers with this book and more power to him!
Robert Reich has written a pithy, accessible explanation of the core economic problem surrounding income disparity. HIs analysis is spot-on, and although you may not fully agree with his proposed solution(s), I certainly wish he had been on President Obama's economic A team.
Robert Reich present a clear, concise and logical explanation of what has happened in our society and economy in recent years, some of the causes and what we need to do. His presentation of income inequality in U.S. society and its consequences are particularly enlightening and echo the analyses of many other economists, sociologists and political scientists writing today. After listening to this book, if you want more in depth analysis, you might read (not on Audible) the books Spirit Level by Wilkinson and Pickett (Reich wrote an introduction) or Poverty and Income Distribution by Wolff--there are also many others. But Reich makes the case succinctly. Definitely worth a listen.
This book should be required reading whatever your political leaning. It uses non-disputible facts to make predictions of where our economy will be headed given what has recently happened to our current economy.
This book was written a year or so ago. What is scary is that some of Reich's predictions *are already coming true.*
Some of Reich's proposed fixes sound controversial, even for a liberal like me. However, the idea of Social Security probably sounded just as foreign in 1937.
To all our current, future, or would-like-to-be political leaders. You all have a reading assignment: this book.
Having finished "Grand Pursuit" immediately before, Reich's book seems a refreshingly frank and terse coda to Nasar's sweeping and somewhat meandering history of economics and politics. Reich's command of his own narration makes his treatise that much more compelling.