Super Crunchers

On today’s show, former Secretary of Labor Robert B. Reich explains why he thinks the triumph of global capitalism has made democracy less effective. Then, actor Alan Alda shares how he strived to create a meaningful life after a nearly fatal intestinal obstruction. Also, we look at an internationally renowned Japanese silent film star from the early 1900s. Plus, a law-and-economics guru on how number-crunching can affect everyday life in some surprising ways.