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The clip below features the wonderful Robert Reich talking to his students as he finishes their course on ‘Wealth & Poverty’.

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Reich was Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton and is currently Professor of Public Policy at Berkeley.

I post the clip because it heartened me to hear someone who believes so fervently in the potential of the young and the positive force that social change can be.

He criticises the ‘bottom line’ society and reminds me of David Simon’s,  writer of the Wire, observation:

“That may be the ultimate tragedy of capitalism in our time, that it has achieved its dominance without regard to a social compact, without being connected to any other metric for human progress.”

I highly recommend the full movie, ‘Inequality for All’ to anyone who reads this blog!

 

 

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As a psychologist, psychotherapist and research practitioner of 40 years, I've had the benefit of the experiences of more than 100,000 people around the world. They've talked about their daily lives, hopes, fears, ambitions and needs. These experiences have helped me to contribute to innovations from Beds in Business and the Fast Track for airlines to television drama and online communities. Specialties:Large groups, facilitation, application of psychological theories to commercial issues