Robert B. Reich will discuss Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Robert B. Reich, The New York Times Bestselling Author of Aftershock and The Work of Nations, will discuss his New Book Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Robert B. Reich is Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton, and he served as an adviser to President-elect Barack Obama. He has written twelve books, including The Work of Nations (which has been translated into twenty-two languages), Supercapitalism, and the bestsellers The Next American Frontier, The Future of Success, Locked in the Cabinet, and, most recently, Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future. His articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, the Financial Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He is co-founding editor of The American Prospect magazine and chairman of Common Cause. His bi-weekly commentaries on public radio's Marketplace are heard by nearly five million people. In 2003, Reich was awarded the prestigious Vaclav Havel Foundation Prize for pioneering work in economic and social thought. In 2008, Time magazine named him one of the ten most successful cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century, and The Wall Street Journal named him one of the nation's ten most influential business thought-leaders.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  Perhaps no one is better acquainted with the intersection of economics and politics than Robert B. Reich, and now he reveals how power and influence have created 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 moneyed interests to tilt the market to their benefit. Reich exposes the falsehoods that have been bolstered by the corruption of our democracy by huge corporations and the revolving door between Washington and Wall Street: that all workers are paid what they're worth, that a higher minimum wage equals fewer jobs, and that corporations must serve shareholders before employees. He shows that the critical choices ahead are not about the size of government but about who government is "for: " that we must choose not between a free market and big government but between a market organized for broadly based prosperity and one designed to deliver the most gains to the top.

Ever the pragmatist, ever the optimist, Reich sees hope for reversing our slide toward inequality and diminished opportunity when we shore up the countervailing power of everyone else. Passionate yet practical, sweeping yet exactingly argued, Saving Capitalism is a revelatory indictment of our economic status quo and an empowering call to civic action.

DATE & TIME:  Monday, October 05, 2015 at 6:30 PM

LOCATION:  Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Robert B. Reich will discuss his New Book Saving Capitalism and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN HOUSE Event.  Registration is Required.  Visit www.KCLibrary.org to Register or call the Library at 816-701-3407.  Seating is General Admission.  Rainy Day Books will have Robert Reich’s Books for Sale at this Event.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
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