The Economic Fantasies Of Robert Reich

The United States has seen better days. The political and economic fabric of the country is unraveling, yet there is little agreement about how best to move the country forward. My own position has long been that the culprits of slow growth and social discontent are the increased levels of taxation and regulation that suck the productive lifeblood out of society. That position today is in the minority. A vocal group of progressive thinkers are plumping for the opposite course—and prominent among them is Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor for Bill Clinton. In his new book Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few, he argues for a set of policies that would cripple the American economy. A better title for his book would be Dooming Capitalism, For Everybody.