Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy and Everyday Life

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Robert B. Reich

Narrated By: Dick Hill

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: September 2007

Duration: 9 hours 38 minutes

Summary:

Since the 1970s, the U.S. economy has soared. American capitalism has been a triumph, and it has spread throughout the world. At the same time, argues former secretary of labor Robert B. Reich, democracy in America has has grown less responsive to the citizenry, and people are feeling more and more helpless as a result. In Supercapitalism, Reich discusses how capitalism has spilled over into politics and shows how supercapitalism threatens democracy.

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  • Maria J

    I have always idolized Robert Reich, and love hearing him on NPR from time to time (not often enough!). When my bookclub picked this recent book of his, I eagerly sought an audio vsn, as I was excited about hearing him read the whole thing. It was a real disappointment to see that he wasn't the reader... but not as disappointing as the reading itself. It sounded like he was reading for lip-readers who were just learning English. Ev-e-ry syl-la-ble was sla-vish-ly pro-nounced. It was such an unnatural delivery that I finally gave up, for fear of grinding my teeth down to little nubs. I don't know this reader, but see he's won some awards. Perhaps he feels that his over-enunciated delivery is appropriate for non-fiction. It was completely inappropriate for Reich's very relaxed prose. My darling Reich-- why didn't you read it yourself???

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