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Robert Reich on how to restore the ‘common good’ in America




Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich (L) testifies before the Joint Economic Committee January 16, 2014 in Washington, DC.
Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich (L) testifies before the Joint Economic Committee January 16, 2014 in Washington, DC.
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America, some argue, has been in a vicious cycle that has undermined shared ideals and values.

In his new book, “The Common Good” (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 2018), Robert B. Reich looks at how the fundamentals of our democracy and civilization depend upon our common values, the notion about what we owe one another as citizens – the norms we voluntarily abide by, and the ideals we seek to achieve. Reich argues without a common good, we don’t have a society.

The book comes at a time when the nation seems to be more divided than ever. So what are the American ideals and can we restore a common good with a system that works for all? Reich joins us to discuss.

With guest host Libby Denkmann.

Robert Reich will be discussing his new book, “The Common Good” at a Writers Bloc event tonight, March 12, at 7:30 p.m.

Guest:

Robert Reich, author of numerous books, including his latest, “The Common Good” (Knopf, 2018); former Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton (1993 - 1997)