Robert Reich: How Unequal Can America Get Before We Snap?

Last night I saw Robert Reich speak on How Unequal Can America Get Before We Snap?. He's an excellent speaker: interesting, humorous, relaxed, and intelligent; he also makes good use of examples and visual illustrations. I'd encourage everyone to watch this video. (It's webcast online at the link above.) It's a thoughtful discussion of the difference between poverty and inequality, and the causes and consequences of rising inequality.

Personally, I'd skip watching the Q&A session. While q&a sessions for many speakers can be the most interesting part of the talk, this q&a was relatively poor. This was not Reich's fault but rather a number of Berkeley loons asking questions either entirely unconnected to the talk, loaded with political bias, or exceeding specific to California (or some combination of all three).

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