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The System—Who Rigged It, How We Fix It: With former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich

Date: May 13, 2020

Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich discussed The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It.

In his new book, Reich, an Economic Policy Institute (EPI) founder, explores America’s power system that he says is designed to bail out corporations rather than people, even in times of crisis. Corporations and the wealthy few benefit from what he calls a socialism for the rich—in which they hold nearly all of the country’s economic and political power—while everyone else is left to endure the harsh realities of capitalism.

“The coronavirus has starkly revealed what most of us already knew,” he writes. “As power has shifted to large corporations, workers have been left to fend for themselves.”

“The system is rigged,” he adds. “But we can fix it.”

EPI President Thea Lee moderated the discussion about Reich’s book and what life will be like for workers after COVID-19, followed by a Q&A.

What: A book discussion and Q&A on The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It

When: Wednesday, May 13
4:00—5:00 p.m. ET / 1:00—2:00 p.m. PT

Where: Zoom webinar, Youtube live steam

Click on the video below to watch a recording of the live stream.

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