From the corridors of the White House to the halls of academia, Robert Reich has spent a career researching, understanding and trying to mitigate America’s growing economic inequality. It’s been an uphill battle: As the top strata has taken a progressively larger share of America’s income and wealth, the middle class and poor have seen theirs stagnate or drop. When this has happened in the past – think the Gilded Age of the late 19th century – the public eventually rose up against the excesses of the rich. That could happen again, particularly given the twin economic setbacks of the Great Recession and the COVID-19 pandemic. In this National Press Foundation briefing, Robert Reich will talk about the nation’s growing inequality and what can be done about it.
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