Robert Reich | Meredith College: Jones Auditorium | Page: Readings & Signings | Indy Week
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Robert Reich 

When: Mon., Oct. 26, 7 p.m. 2015


JONES AUDITORIUM AT MEREDITH COLLEGE—Frequently preceded by the disparaging descriptor "crony," capitalism, the economic system based on private ownership and the "free market," has taken a beating of late. Enunciating a common complaint, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders recently opined, "You can have all of the growth that you want, and it doesn't mean anything if all of the new income and wealth is going to the top one percent." Amid the shared belief between Occupy Wall Street and the hard right that the system is rigged comes Robert Reich, who served as secretary of state under Bill Clinton, proffering a panacea to the rampant divide between rich and poor that Sanders inveighs against. The answer, he says, is not to dismantle capitalism; rather, the system just needs fixing—a lot of fixing. On hand to enrich the conversation is the Rev. William Barber, head of the state NAACP, author and scholar Timothy Tyson and NPR host Frank Stasio. Somehow one imagines some sparks might fly. 7 p.m., $5, 3800 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, 919-828-1588, —David Klein

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