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- Robert Reich Professor of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy; former U.S. Secretary of Labor (1993-1997); and author of "Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life" (Knopf)
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