Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich in virtual event

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Millions of Americans have lost confidence in our political and economic system. With the characteristic clarity and passion that has made him a central civil voice, Robert B. Reich shows how wealth and power have interacted to install an elite oligarchy, eviscerate the middle class, and undermine democracy.

Join us on Thursday, February 11, at 7 pm for a conversation with Mr. Reich on his latest book, The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It. 

Reich is chancellor’s professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley and senior fellow at the Blum Center. In the Clinton administration, he served as secretary of labor, for which Time named him one of the 10 most effective cabinet secretaries of the 20th century. He has written 18 books and is a founding editor of American Prospect, founder of Inequality Media, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a co-creator of award-winning documentaries.

Christopher Lydon, host of the original podcast, Open Source, heard in Boston on WBUR, will moderate.

Robert Reich

Robert Reich

Space in this virtual event is limited; register here. Login information will be sent on February 11, and registration will close at 5 pm that day.

If you’d like to borrow The System from the library reserve it here. If you would like to purchase a copy, email Newtonville Books, and they will send you one with a bookplate signed by Robert Reich.


This program is made possible in partnership with the Newton Free Library.

Photo: Delaney Inamine