Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Former Secretary of Labor Robert B. Reich believes that the triumph of global capitalism has come at the cost of democracy. In Supercapitalism, he argues that power has shifted away from us as citizens and toward us as consumers and investors. He joins Leonard to explain how we can separate capitalism from democracy, and what all of this means for developing economies.

Supercapitalism is available for purchase at

Events: Robert B. Reich will be speaking and signing books
Wednesday, September 5 at 7:30pm
Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Triangle


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Comments [5]

Howling Rabbit from East Elmhurst

I like that idea of keeping the politicians ignorant of where the money is coming from. It would seem to answer everyone's problems of money corrupting the political process and at the same time allow money to be contributed.

Sep. 05 2007 12:41 PM
Joseph Barenboim from Glen Rock, NJ

why is corporate involvement in politics allowed? is it constitutional?

Sep. 05 2007 12:31 PM
ted kreinik from newtown ct

would secretary reich please comment on robert frank's suggestion this morning on WNYC that a progressive consumption tax would be helpful to our economy. thanks ted

Sep. 05 2007 12:27 PM
Dan from NJ

So depressing.

Sep. 05 2007 12:25 PM
Eric Cato from B'klyn

Benjamin Barber makes a very similar arguement in "Consumed"

Sep. 05 2007 12:11 PM

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