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Preparing Ourselves for 21st Century Capitalis

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On Sale: December 01, 2010
Pages: 352 | ISBN: 978-0-307-77299-2
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There is no longer such a thing as an American economy, say Robert Reich at the beginning of this brilliant book.  What does it mean to be a nation when money, goods, and services know no borders?  What skills will be the most valuable in the coming century? And how can our country best ensure that all its citizen have a share in the new global economy?  Robert B. Reich, the widely respected and bestselling author of The Next American Frontier and The Resurgent Liberal, defines the real challenge facing the United States in the 21st century in this trail-blazing book.  Original, readable, and vastly informed, The Work of Nations is certain to set a standard for the next generation of policy-makers.

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Robert B. Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton, and he served as an adviser to President-elect Barack Obama. He has written twelve books, including The Work of Nations (which has been translated into twenty-two languages), Supercapitalism, and the best sellers The Next American Frontier, The Future of Success, Locked in the Cabinet, and, most recently, Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future. His articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, the Financial Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He is co-founding editor of The American Prospect magazine and chairman of Common Cause. His bi-weekly commentaries on public radio’s Marketplace are heard by nearly five million people. In 2003, Reich was awarded the prestigious Václav Havel Foundation Prize for pioneering work in economic and social thought. In 2008, Time magazine named him one of the ten most successful cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century, and The Wall Street Journal named him one of the nation’s ten most influential business thought-leaders.

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"Original and important... Robert B. Reich offers a fresh analysis of America's present economic and social prospects."- The New York Times

"The World of Nations
will be—and should be—widely read and debated."- Wall Street Journal

"Robert Reich is one of the country's most innovative and interesting political economists.... Very few readers will walk away [from this book] without learning to think about the world in a new and clearer way."- Los Angeles Times

"A rarity...a work of economic theory that a layman can read with pleasure and intellectual profit."- The New Yorker

"Reich covers a remarkable range of material with facility and intelligence."- Washington Post Book World 

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