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Robert Reich is out to save Capitalism from itself

Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labour says the only free market is the one governments legislate. The man who had a seat in shaping the economy inside the Clinton Administration, is now trying to save Capitalism … from Itself. And it involves some heavy lifting.
Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich says the idea of a free market is bogus. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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The more the government interfered and intervened in the free market, the worse the country did.  When the government sits back and lets the free enterprise system do its work, the better we did. The more robust our economy grew. The better I did and the better my business grew. The more I was able to hire and help others.- Arnold Schwarzenegger. body-builder turned movie star turned governor

While the "Terminator" may be an imposing figure, Robert Reich would be willing to take him on over his pumped up views on on the virtue of a free market, free from government intervention. 

Robert Reich is no slouch mind you.

He was the U.S. Secretary of Labour, during the presidency of Bill Clinton... and is now a professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkley.

His new book is titled, "Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few." 

Robert Reich joined Anna Maria Tremonti in our Toronto studio.


We'd like to hear what you have to say about his thoughts on saving capitalism from itself. For the many, not the few.

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This segment was produced by The Current's Howard Goldenthal.