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recommendation: Reich book

I have been compiling an unexpectedly comprehensive bibliography on income inequality in the U.S. and I would love to discuss one or two of these books with book group members.

The one I most recommend is “Aftershock: The next economy and America’s Future,” by Robert Reich (2010). This book is quite short, 150 pages, and forward-looking. Reich was the focus of the first film event sponsored by the Jeff Center Action Committee in July 2014.

I think understanding the financial crisis of 2008 is necessary, but not sufficient, for understanding income inequality in the U.S. Andrew Ross Sorkin’s book “Too Big to Fail: The inside Story…” is probably my top recommendation, although I have 16 books on this topic on my list, and we could learn good stuff from any of them.

I am still waiting for prices to come down on two other books I would recommend:
Thomas Piketty, “Capital in the Twenty-first Century”
Martin Gilens, “Affluence and Influence”