According to the New York Review of Books, this is 'a very good guide to the state we're in' (economically and politically). We see how for both the people involved in decision making, and the people who would benefit from those decisions, the very definition of 'free market' is changing. As lobbying and donations from major corporations reach never before seen levels, choice and freedom are eroding in the market, making it far less free.
Do you recall a time when the income of a single schoolteacher or baker or salesman or mechanic was enough to buy a home, have two cars, and raise a family? Robert Reich does - in the 1950s his father sold clothes to factory workers and the family earnt enough to live comfortably. Today, this middle class is rapidly shrinking: American income inequality and wealth disparity is the greatest it's been in eighty years. As Reich, who served in three US administrations, shows, the threat to capitalism is no longer communism or fascism but a steady undermining of the trust modern societies need for growth and stability. With an exclusive chapter for Icon's edition, Saving Capitalism is passionate yet practical, sweeping yet exactingly argued, a revelatory indictment of the economic status quo and an empowering call to action.