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Robert Reich: Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future

Monday, October 04, 2010
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Ken Preston
Location Details:
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley

Aftershock is a brilliant revealing of our harrowing economic crisis and how we should deal with its aftermath. When the nation’s economy foundered in 2008, blame was almost universally pointed at Wall Street, but renowned economist and political theorist Robert Reich posits a different reason for this meltdown – and for the seemingly treacherous road ahead. He argues that the real problem is structural: it lies in the increasing concentration of income and wealth at the very top, with everyone else sinking into hardship and debt. Reich offers a thoroughly practical, humane, desperately needed blueprint for lastingly improving America’s economy.

Robert Reich is Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. He has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton, and as economic advisor to President Obama. Among his twelve books are: The Future of Success, Locked in the Cabinet, Supercapitalism and Reason. His articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. His “Marketplace” commentaries can be found on and iTunes.

“We’ve got Reich, they’ve got Coulter. We win.” —Al Franken

with Mitch Jeserich, host of KPFA Radio’s ‘Letters To Washington’

$10 advance tickets at Pegasus Books, Pendragon, Mrs. Dalloway’s, Moe’s, Walden Pond, DIESEL, A Bookstore, and Modern Times or or at 800-838-3006 ($12 door)
KPFA benefit
Added to the calendar on Sun, Sep 12, 2010 11:13PM

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It would be one thing for KPFA to sponsor a debate between Reich and a prominent leftist economist over whether or not the economic and other crises the planet faces can be solved within capitalism. They can't, of course, which is why Reich almost certainly wouldn't agree to such a debate.

But it's disgusting for KPFA to give Reich's mildly-dissident ruling-class politics a left cover by sponsoring him without opposition on stage. And, despite its NPR-lite News Department, Morning Show, et al., there are still enough good programs like Flashpoints on KPFA for its name to serve as a left cover for the Democratic Party buddies and idols of the Alfandary-Mericle-led clique and their phony "Save KPFA" running backs.

By the way, are they going to compound the offense against free speech by allowing only written questions that they can then choose to ignore or "summarize"?

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