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Robert Reich Speaks on Class Warfare in the US

Mark Zaifman   |    Wed, Nov 16, 2011 @ 11:52 AM

Robert Reich on the economy

I'm a big a fan of former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, so I wish I could have been on the steps of Sproul Hall at UC Berkeley last night where Reich gave the annual Mario Savio Memorial Lecture.

Reich called his speech "Class Warfare in America," and he talked about the concentration of wealth in the US at the top of the economic pyramid, and what he called, "the irresponsible use of wealth to undermine our democratic system.”

If you're in need of a hit of inspiration, here's a link to the Robert Reich video. (17 minutes long).