Supercapitalism is a grand debunking of the conventional wisdom in the style of John Kenneth Galbraith." Something went wrong. He last served in government as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. . We're sorry, the Kindle Edition of this title is not currently available for purchase. Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 4, 2009. Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought Advanced search. Sadly few of those, in the know, will not be converted from one side to other side, by reading Supercapitalism; however, if the reader wants a clearer understanding of the microeconomics debate underlying current political discourse taking place presently, this is the book to read. As the market caters to the needs of investors/consumers, it undercaters for public goods. The Transformation of Business, Democracy and Everyday life - Author: Robert Reich. Vintage; Illustrated edition (September 9, 2008), Technology, Globalization, and Deregulation have Profoundly Transformed the Economic Structures of the Twenty-First Century, Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2014. The spread of capitalism to a global level hasn't corresponded with a spread of democracy throughout the world and has led to some negative social consequences at home, including widening inequalities and a shrinking social safety net. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Supercapitalism : The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life by Robert B. Reich (2008, Trade Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay! Technology, Globalization, and Deregulation have Profoundly Transformed the Economic Structures of the Twenty-First Century, Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2014. The reason for this according to Reich is that the incentives of the market are such that the pursuit of profit empowers investors and consumers as opposed to citizens. Reich asserts that although Americans dislike what lower wages are doing to us as a nation, when weighed against lower prices or higher return on investments, we vacillate or look the other way. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Second hand so not in the best condition but only because of a small crease, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 10, 2015, Second hand so not in the best condition but only because of a small crease. He argues forcefully that the spheres of business and politics must be kept distinct. Plainspoken and forceful, if somewhat repetitious, the book urges new and strengthened laws and regulations to restore authority to the citizens in us. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy and Everyday Life. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 4, 2009. [Robert B Reich] -- Mid-twentieth-century capitalism has turned into global capitalism, and global capitalism turbocharged, Web-based, and able to find and … Second hand so not in the best condition but only because of a small crease, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 10, 2015, Second hand so not in the best condition but only because of a small crease. R.M. While praising the spread of global capitalism, he laments that supercapitalism has brought with it alienation from politics and community. For the price, extremely good value for money :). Among other interesting claims made in Robert Reich’s (Supercapitalism: The transformation of business, democracy, and everyday life, 2007) treatise, Supercapitalism, it is asserted in various ways that proponents of corporate social responsibility (CSR) or what I would call ‘business ethics’ are engaged in relatively unproductive exercises. His articles have appeared in, Robert Reich's latest book is a wide-ranging discussion of the role of global corporations in today's democracy. Supercapitalism is a grand debunking of the conventional wisdom in the style of John Kenneth Galbraith." The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work. Free shipping for many products! jargon. From one of America's foremost economic and political thinkers comes a vital analysis of our new hypercompetitive and turbo-charged global economy and the effect it is having on American democracy. Break 'Em Up: Recovering Our Freedom from Big Ag, Big Tech, and Big Money. Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life is a new book by Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary under Clinton.If you listen to NPR’s Morning Edition or American Public Media’s Marketplace, you’ve probably heard one of his commentaries. Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2015. From the Trade Paperback edition. Un antidote aux idées toutes faites. Econ. In what he refers to as Supercapitalism , Robert Reich has provided a fine conceptual framework for understanding the economic structures of the new millennium. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Compre online Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life, de Reich, Robert B. na Amazon. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. As in 2004's, Robert B. Reich is professor of public policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy and Everyday Life Power and influence in the United States are concentrated in three major sectors—government, corporations, and Wall St. African-Americans have been successful at using one of them—government—in our struggle for full participation in this society. But to accomplish this, the two spheres must be kept distinct. For Robert Reich, we are now in the era of supercapitalism, which is overrunning democracy. The energy of the reading is infectious, allowing the listener to take on ideas that might be new--such as the possibility that corporate social responsibility is diversionary and the today's American consumer might have a better deal than today's American citizen. . The main idea in this book is that capitalism has morphed into 'supercapitalism' that has engulfed democracy. Throughout the book, he describes the way in which capitalism evolved from the "Not Quite Golden Age" of the mid-20th century to today's "Supercapitalism." The main idea in this book is that capitalism has morphed into 'supercapitalism' that has engulfed democracy. Please try again. Capitalism's role is to enlarge the economic pie, while democracy's role is to decide how the pie is divided. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Supercapitalism makes the jump from Capitalism for the rest of us. These public goods can only be identified via the demcoratic process, but this process has become corrupted as more and more money pours into the system to make political platforms consistent with market needs. As the market caters to the needs of investors/consumers, it undercaters for public goods. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Citizenship . This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. Capitalism's role is to enlarge the economic pie, while democracy's role is to decide how the pie is divided. Professor Reich is also a very distinguished public servant who has served in three national administrations. . Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Once upon a time in America, capitalism and democracy were almost in perfect balance. He recalls the "almost Golden Age" of the 1950s, a period of stability as large corporations, big labor, and government managed the interests of consumers, workers, management, and investors for the "common good." Get this from a library! Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life Robert B. Reich No preview available - 2007 Supercapitalism: the transformation of business, democracy, and everyday life There was a problem loading your book clubs. Reich describes the "Not Quite Golden Age" as follows: "The central features of of American democratic capitalism during … SupeRcapitaliSm: the tRanSfoRmation of BuSineSS, DemocRacy, anD eveRyDay life By RoBeRt B. Reich Reviewed By Rebecca L. Lewis*1 citeD: (2008) 13 Appeal 105-108 On one of my voyages across the Strait of Georgia, I came across the review “The Good Company” in the Business section of the September 8 th – 14 issue of The Economist, a review There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. The main idea in this book is that capitalism has morphed into 'supercapitalism' that has engulfed democracy. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Publication Date: September 4, 2007 Other Editions of This Title: