Speaker spotlight: Robert Reich

Our full list of Festival authors and speakers will go live mid-March, but to make the wait a bit less daunting, here’s one author you won’t want to miss in April.


Robert Reich has become a household name as one of today’s political commentators with the distinct power to go viral.

The former Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton now teaches at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC, Berkeley, where his classes are famously popular among students. He has served in three national administrations and has written fifteen books, including “The Work of Nations,” which has been translated into twenty-two languages, and the best sellers “Saving Capitalism,” “Supercapitalism,” and “Locked in the Cabinet.” His newest books are (wait for it) a cartoon guide to capitalism called “Economics in Wonderland” and a virtuous exploration of an economy’s moral core, “The Common Good.”

Can’t wait till April 28-29? Dive headfirst into the rabbit hole of Reich’s publicly available talks, starting with this one.