Thursday, October 22, 2015
7:45-8:15am Continental Breakfast
in conversation with Andy Serwer,
Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo! Finance
Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few
500 South Figueroa Street
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90071
$20 General Admission
$45 Includes Reich’s book
Robert B. Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served in three national administrations and has written thirteen books, including The Work of Nations, which has been translated into twenty-two languages, and the best sellers Supercapitalism and Locked in the Cabinet. His articles have appeared inThe New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He is co-creator of the award-winning film Inequality for All. He is also chair of the national governing board of Common Cause. Read his blog.
Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few is a passionate yet practical, sweeping yet minutely argued, myth-shattering breakdown of what’s wrong with our political-economic system, and what it will take to fix it.
Perhaps no one is better acquainted with the intersection of finance and politics than Robert B. Reich, and now he reveals the cycles of power and influence that have perpetuated a new American oligarchy, a shrinking middle class, and the greatest income inequality and wealth disparity in eighty years. He makes clear how centrally problematic our veneration of the “free market” is, and how it has masked the power of the moneyed interests to tilt the market to their benefit. He exposes the falsehoods that have been bolstered by the corruption of our democracy by big corporations and the revolving door between Washington and Wall Street– that all workers are paid what they’re “worth,” a higher minimum wage equals fewer jobs, corporations must serve shareholders before employees. Ever the pragmatist, Reich sees hope for reversing our slide toward inequality and diminished opportunity by shoring up the countervailing power of everyone else. Here is a revelatory indictment of our economic status quo and an empowering call to civic action.
Andy Serwer is the Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Finance. He oversees all editorial content for Yahoo Finance from breaking news to in-depth stories to original video programming.
Prior to joining Yahoo, for eight years he has been the Editor of FORTUNE—the longest service of any editor since the 1980s—and worked at Time Inc for 29 years. As Editor of FORTUNE, Serwer was responsible for overseeing the magazine and fortune.com, as well as FORTUNE digital media and FORTUNE’s conferences.
Serwer has been a regular guest on MSNBC’S Morning Joe and CNBC’s Squawkbox and many other TV and radio programs. From 2001 to 2006 he served as the business anchor for CNN’s American Morning.
From 1997 through 2006, Serwer wrote the groundbreaking business news blog, “Streetlife,” one of the first daily digital newsletters covering the world of finance and business. Iconoclastic, irreverent and widely read, “Streetlife” influenced an entire generation of digital journalists. Previously Serwer was the business news anchor for “Good Morning America” hosted by Diane Sawyer and Charles Gibson and for “World News Tonight” hosted by Peter Jennings.