Recommended Reading
Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life - Robert Reich

Search Amazon to find a paperback version. This book is a fascinating and lucid read of how we got where we are today from the former Secretary Of Labor in the Clinton Administration and a part of the Obama Transition Team. Conservatives and liberals alike will enjoy this book!
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