An interview with ROBERT B. REICH
Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley
Interviewer: VIJAY VAITHEESWARAN
Global Correspondent, The Economist
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Robert Reich is professor of public policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.
He served in three national administrations; his articles appear frequently in The New York Times and The Washington Post, and he is a commentator for American Public Media's "Marketplace," heard on NPR.
Political economist Robert Reich outlines how government policy can foster markets that encourage innovation in education, healthcare, and the environment. "The middle and working class can share in the gains of productivity," argues Reich.