Show #269 | Guest: Robert Reich | Show Summary: What if the Left/Right divide were more distraction than destruction? Economist and academic Robert Reich says the real threat is the wealth divide. Runaway economic injustice can spell the end of democracy, while we’re busy hating each other over social divides. We talk about his latest book, and the Netflix documentary Saving Capitalism. Robert Reich has immersed himself in the US economy for decades. He served in the administrations of three presidents: Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton. He was on Barack Obama’s transition team of advisors. He’s a prolific book author, beginning in 1982 with Minding America’s Business. His latest was released earlier this year: The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It. Reich is the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. He co-founded the American Prospect, where he serves as chairman.