Perian Flaherty
Robert Reich
msnbc.com
updated 11/22/2010 4:24:46 PM ET 2010-11-22T21:24:46

Robert B. Reich is a professor of public policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley.

He has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton.

As the nation’s 22nd secretary of labor, Reich implemented the Family and Medical Leave Act, led a national fight against sweatshops in the U.S. and illegal child labor around the world, headed the administration’s successful effort to raise the minimum wage, secured worker’s pensions, and launched job-training programs, one-stop career centers, and school-to-work initiatives

He has written 11 books, including “The Work of Nations,” which has been translated into 22 languages; the best-sellers “The Future of Success” and “Locked in the Cabinet”; and his most recent book, “Supercapitalism.”

Reich received his B.A. from Dartmouth College and his M.A. from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and his J.D. from Yale Law School. He also has taught at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and Brandeis University.

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