14 sessions on why inequality has widened so dramatically over the last 40 years
Sounds great! Have you alerted Congress to this opportunity?
I am excited to learn more about these courses over the next 14 weeks. I find it interesting Bill Gates, Jeff Bezo and Elon Musk can have so much money. I find it interesting in America football players are paid millions. I find it interesting the Hollywood elite have mansions and walls built around their homes. I find it interesting some career politicians have accumulate immense wealth while serving in office for decades. But every, single day I see humans on the side of our streets begging for money. I traveled all over the world for 10 years. In every American city I saw what is called beggars, poor people, panhandlers. In the media we can now witness "camps and tents" of homelessness. What will happen when we go to digital money. How will poor people beg for dollar bills? More than anyone else, the media bear responsibility for stirring up hate, creating political division and polarizing Americans against each other. I hope your courses over the next 14 weeks gives us answers so we can help make changes for the future of our grandchildren. Gob Bless you Robert Reich for caring and your passion for America and our planet. At some point America needs to quit talking and make change happen. Its called working together. Check out the trucker convoy in Canada. People want change. They want freedom. The good news is that more and more people are waking up to the insanity, realizing where the problem actually lies. Our problem is not with each other, regardless of political affiliation. Our problem is with leadership that refuse to adhere to the U.S. Constitution, which spells out the rights of all Americans and upon which this nation was founded. Freedom is not free. Is being poor or rich a choice? I am excited to learn more. Thank you for offering these courses to us. God Bless America.
Having taken this course, I recommend it highly. I learned a lot from the readings, from my fellow students, and from the Socratic method Prof. Reich employs. It's brilliant to offer this course online to the public. Kudos! A question came up then that we still haven't answered. If the majority of our citizens become increasingly irrelevant to our international power and prosperity, what is our trajectory?
I’m looking forward to the class! Thank you for letting us in, and challenging us to think about wealth and poverty in America—something that affects us all.
Can't wait. BTW besides DOL I worked at SSA as an administrative law judge for over ten years. SSA is where the rubber meets the road. Most workers are unaware that they have a policy worth on average more than a million dollars that protects the wage earner and dependents.
Wow! This will be awesome. Thank you, Mr. Reich, for so generously sharing this course. Looking forward to this & will share this notice about the "class" with as many folks as I can. Hoping lots of people seize this incredible opportunity to be exposed to both your wisdom & an in-depth analysis & mentally stimulating exploration of the underpinnings of US society. Heck, just hanging out in this great space you created constantly reminds me of my class privilege & causes me to reflect on it regularly, if not daily, easily weekly -- I appreciate this "gift," a by-product of your work here, thank you.
9 to 5 is not only one of my favorite songs but also one of my favorite movies. I thought it captured the status of the business world at the time and the greed and short-sightedness of the male corporate ruling class and showed what the possibilities of forward thinking and innovation in the workplace could mean for everyone. Too bad that except for some token changes, short-sighted greed had prevailed. Looking forward to your course!
I am super excited to take your class. I told a good friend of mine that I wish I could attend your lectures and now I am! Thank-you so much.
Wonderful!! How do I sign up?
I'll be there...my 75 year old mind need more to learn...yes, seriously.
Thank you Prof. Reich for letting us in on this course. I often fantasize about returning to college (I graduated in ‘72) and will try to be more attentive now than I was back then.
Wow! a chance to get some real education that is non existent in most schools the working poor attend!
This is excellent news! I'm looking forward to being a virtual student and learning how wealth inequality affects all of us. Thanks for letting us be a part of this!
I think everyone here should watch a video on YouTube called "Requiem for the American dream" by Noam Chomsky. He parallels what Robert is saying.
This couldn't be more timely. I was accused today of being abelist and poor shaming. I don't think so but I thought this might help me check myself.
I have always thought that you are a fantastic teacher with your videos and newsletters, and how fun it would be to take one of your classes. I am so happy that you are providing this opportunity. Thank you so much. I am greatly looking forward to it.