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I'll Be Short: Essentials for a Decent Working Society

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Publisher Comments:

'I don't like the basic philosophy that everyone is on their own, out for themselves, a kind of social Darwinism. It's bad for society, especially now. . . . Call me crotchety, but I can't help asking, whatever happened to the social contract?'

The get-rich-quick exuberance of the late nineties may have temporarily blinded us to how dependent we are on one another. Subsequent events serve as reminders that the strength of our economy and the security of our society rest on the bonds that connect us. But what, specifically, are these bonds? What do we owe one another as members of the same society?

With his characteristic humor, humanity, and candor, one of the nation's most distinguished public leaders and thinkers delivers a fresh vision of politics by returning to basic American values: workers should share in the success of their companies; those who work should not have to live in poverty; and everyone should have access to an education that will better their chances in life.

An insider who knows how the economy and government really work, Reich combines realistic solutions with democratic ideals. Businesses do have civic responsibilities, and government must stem a widening income gap that threatens to stratify our nation. And everyone must get involved to help return us to a society that works for everyone.

Synopsis:

From the former Secretary of Labor, a plan to get the economy to work for everyone

With his characteristic humor, humanity, and candor, one of the nations most distinguished public leaders and thinkers delivers a fresh vision of politics by returning to basic American values: workers should share in the success of their companies; those who work should not have to live in poverty; and everyone should have access to an education that will better their chances in life.

An insider who knows how the economy and government really work, Reich combines realistic solutions with democratic ideals. Businesses do have civic responsibilities, and government must stem a widening income gap that threatens to stratify our nation. And everyone must get involved to help return us to a society that works for everyone.

Robert B. Reich, a professor at Brandeis University, is author of eight books, including Locked in the Cabinet and The Future of Success. His radio commentary has been heard biweekly on public radios Marketplace, and his writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

About the Author

Robert B. Reich, professor at Brandeis University and founder and national editor of The American Prospect, is author of eight books, including Locked in the Cabinet and The Future of Success. His radio commentary can be heard biweekly on public radio's Marketplace, and his writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and many other publications. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Preface

1. Whatever Happened to the Social Contract?

2. Corporate Citizenship

3. Work That Pays, Insurance if It Doesnt

4. Lifelong Learning: Education for the Twenty-first Century

5. The Day I Became a Feminist: Real Family Values

6. The Long View: A Decent Working Society

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807043417
Author:
Reich, Robert B
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Author:
Reich, Robert B.
Author:
Reich, Robert
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Social Policy
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Economic Policy
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Public Policy - Economic Policy
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Policy
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
May 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.3 x .4 in .375 lb

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From the former Secretary of Labor, a plan to get the economy to work for everyone

With his characteristic humor, humanity, and candor, one of the nations most distinguished public leaders and thinkers delivers a fresh vision of politics by returning to basic American values: workers should share in the success of their companies; those who work should not have to live in poverty; and everyone should have access to an education that will better their chances in life.

An insider who knows how the economy and government really work, Reich combines realistic solutions with democratic ideals. Businesses do have civic responsibilities, and government must stem a widening income gap that threatens to stratify our nation. And everyone must get involved to help return us to a society that works for everyone.

Robert B. Reich, a professor at Brandeis University, is author of eight books, including Locked in the Cabinet and The Future of Success. His radio commentary has been heard biweekly on public radios Marketplace, and his writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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