“But the 400 richest Americans are now wealthier than the bottom 150 million Americans put together—and have more political influence than ever.”
“Just you wait,” he laughed. “I wish I had another fifty years in me.”
Robert Reich, the secretary of labor from 1993 to 1997 and a professor of public policy at UC-Berkeley, recently met with one of his mentors, a veteran activist in his 80s who witnessed the struggle for civil rights in the 1960s, and is continuing to fight for social justice and economic inequality. Reich’s mentor, who isn’t named, believes that inequality will diminish as demographics shift and women gain more economic power. Hopefully, it won’t take 50 more years for that to happen.