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!