Robert B. Reich served as Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton and was later named one of the 10 most effective cabinet secretaries of the 20th century by TIME Magazine. Nowadays, Reich teaches courses on public policy at UC Berkeley, and uses his popular Facebook page to discuss policy questions with a much broader audience. So here’s the next the logical step: This semester, Reich is teaching a Berkeley course on wealth and inequality in America, and he’s making the lectures themselves available on Facebook too. Watch the opening lecture above, and then check back in for new installments.
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Thank you for making your class available. I don’t think you need to turn to those of us on line so often. It bogs down your discourse. I am following along just fine so we must believe everyone else is.
We are discussing the awe, ow factor, that makes change possible. Okay back to class.
Thanks so much. Great talent& teacher. Truely a national treasure, Robert Reich!!!!