April 12, 2016
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Neither economists nor political scientists are terribly comfortable talking about power, but it can no longer be avoided. Widening inequality, the accumulation of record wealth at the top, and the tsunami of money into politics all make it necessary to discuss how the inequities of modern capitalism are compounding themselves — as economic power translates into political power to alter the market in ways that advantage those at the top, which adds to their economic and political power. What’s the endgame?
After his lecture, Reich will be in conversation with Rob Reich (Political Science, Stanford University).
Robert Reich’s Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few will be available for purchase. The author will be signing books after the event.
This event is co-sponsored with the Stanford McCoy Family Center for Ethics and Society and is part of The Ethics of Democracy series. It is free and open to the public.
Reserved tickets are strongly encouraged and will be available here beginning March 28. Doors open at 6:30pm on the night of the event for ticket-holders ONLY. Please print and bring your ticket to the event OR go to Will Call when you arrive. General seating will begin at 6:50pm.
ROBERT B. REICH is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, for whichTime Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. He has written fourteen books, including the best sellers Aftershock, The Work of Nations, and Beyond Outrage, and, his most recent, Saving Capitalism. He is also a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine, chairman of Common Cause, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and co-creator of the award-winning documentary, INEQUALITY FOR ALL.
Rob Reich is professor of political science and courtesy professor in philosophy and at the School of Education, at Stanford University. He is a faculty co-director of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (publisher of the Stanford Social Innovation Review) and the director of the Center for Ethics in Society, both at Stanford University. His current research focuses on the relationship among philanthropy, democracy, and justice, with two book manuscripts on the topic, Just Giving: Toward a Political Theory of Philanthropy, and Philanthropy in Democratic Societies (edited with Lucy Bernholz and Chiara Cordelli). He is the co-director (with Lucy Bernholz) of the Digital Civil Society Lab, and the author or editor of five other books. He is the recipient of several teaching awards, including the Phi Beta Kappa Undergraduate Teaching Award and the Walter J. Gores Award, Stanford University’s highest award for teaching. He is a board member of GiveWell.org, and the magazine Boston Review. Before attending graduate school, Mr. Reich was a sixth grade teacher at Rusk Elementary School in Houston, Texas.