Supercapitalism by Robert B. Reich audiobook

Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life

By Robert B. Reich
Read by Dick Hill

Tantor Audio 9780307277992

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200142156

  • ISBN: 9798200142149

  • ISBN: 9798200142163

Runtime: 9.61 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Since the 1970s, and notwithstanding three recessions, the U.S. economy has soared. Consumers have been treated to a vast array of new products, while the prices of standard goods and services have declined. Companies have also become far more efficient and the stock market has surged. In short, American capitalism has been a triumph, and it has spread throughout the world. At the same time, argues former secretary of labor Robert B. Reich, the effectiveness of democracy in America has declined. It has grown less responsive to the citizenry, and people are feeling more and more helpless as a result. In Supercapitalism, Reich discusses how capitalism has spilled over into politics, how it threatens democracy, and how citizens both benefit from and lose out because of supercapitalism.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Supercapitalism reminds us that the power of political courage grows when it is joined with clear thinking. Bill Bradley, author of The New American Story
“A grand debunking of the conventional wisdom…The main thrust of Reich’s argument is right on target…Reich documents in lurid detail the explosive growth of corporate lobbying expenditures and campaign contributions since the 1970s.” New York Times Book Review
“An engaging and insightful account.” Harvard Business Review
Supercapitalism is not a polemic or a call to arms. Reich is merely trying to dent capitalism’s rock-star status while suggesting to a dazed citizenry that, as Shakespeare said of Caesar’s Rome, the fault is not in our stars but in ourselves.” San Francisco Chronicle

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Author

Author Bio: Robert B. Reich

Author Bio: Robert B. Reich

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 more than a dozen books, including several New York Times bestsellers. His articles have appeared in the New Yorker, Atlantic, New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. He is co-creator of the award-winning film Inequality for All. He writes a weekly column for Newsweek and the London Guardian. He is co-creator of the award-winning film Inequality for All and the Netflix original Saving Capitalism, and co-founder of Inequality Media.

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Details

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 9.61
Audience: Adult
Language: English