Robert B. Reich is University Professor at Brandeis University and Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy at Brandeis's Heller Graduate School. He has served in three national administrations, most recently as Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton. He is cofounder and national editor of The American Prospect, and his writings have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. This is his eighth book. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife, Clare Dalton. They have two sons.
"Reich is a big thinker and a great writer." -The Washington Post "A valuable work. . . . Reich has a talent for mastering economic and social complexities and making them easy for the layperson to grasp." -The Wall Street Journal "A well-researched and documented analysis of the present state of working life in America." -The Plain Dealer "Reich writes in ways unusual for an economist; he is self-effacing, witty and more interested in exploring the world's complexities than in uncovering unvarying laws." - The New York Times Book Review